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Browns bookend Joe Thomas is more consistent as a pass blocker, but Smith is an absolute butt-kicker in the run game.

By Greg A. Bedard
August 10, 2016

Smith allowed just 22 pressures last season according to PFF, and while there are bouts of inconsistency, they are few and far between at this stage in his career as his technique rises to an elite level. Smith has the prototypical frame and athletic ability, and at 25 he’s just now coming into his own as a player. Browns bookend Joe Thomas is more consistent as a pass blocker, but Smith is an absolute butt-kicker in the run game, and that’s why he should be the best tackle in the league this season. He’s on his way to a Hall of Fame career.

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