Report: Jaylon Smith (knee) should be ready for 2016 season
SI’s Brian Hamilton reported earlier this month that Smith was expected to make a full recovery from his torn ACL and LCL sustained during the Fiesta Bowl. Smith declared for the draft after having surgery on his left knee.
Smith was once considered a lock to go in the first round of the upcoming draft, but the injury clouded the situation and has left his stock somewhat up in the air.
The 6'2", 240-pound linebacker finished his junior season at Notre Dame with a team-best 114 tackles, and ranked third on the team with nine tackles for loss.