Irv Smith Jr.

Irv Smith Jr.

TE - MIN
Height: 6' 2"Weight: 242 lbsAge: 20College: AlabamaDrafted: #50 (2nd Rd. by Minnesota)

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
TE Rank: 25th (hard)
Draft Rank (ECR) #322
Best / Worst #167 / #365
ADP #251

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While Smith is a solid player, he landed on a team with two stud wide receivers, which will limit his fantasy potential, as you rarely ever see two top-20 receivers and a top-10 tight end on one single team. He's going to replace Kyle Rudolph, whose contract is set to expire after this season, and while he'll be a solid player, it's hard to see him being any more than a borderline starter in fantasy.

Smith is a TE1 in waiting. He will be groomed behind Kyle Rudolph this year before taking over in 2020. He will be asked to play some H-back, and will see some snaps in two tight end sets.