Speaking of polarizing prospects, how about Tennessee’s Trey Smith? He may be the only prospect in the country who may be more polarizing than Trey Adams.
Smith, who played as an offensive tackle at Tennessee in previous years, but may project to be a guard at the pro level after starting the first two games there this season, is a sure first rounder in terms of overall talent.
The problem? Blood clots in his lungs which derailed his 2018 season.
Smith has returned this season and has picked up where he left off. While Tennessee has had a horrid start to the season, this hasn’t stopped Smith from a strong start.
A former No. 1 high school prospect, Freshman All-SEC (2017) and Freshman All-American (2017), Smith has lived up to the hype on the field.
The 49ers need better interior blocking, and this would be the ultimate risk for ultimate reward if the team is interested in Smith. There is an undoubted risk, blood clots can derail his career, and there is an undoubted need for interior protection Smith can fill.
Risky? Sure. But the reward could be worth it.