Baylor's Smith hoping to lasso No. 1 pick

March, 25, 2009
3/25/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

DANA POINT, Calif. -- For those of you who expressed concern about my lack of production last week, here's what I was working on. Baylor's Jason Smith is a remarkable kid who always knew where he was headed. I had three different NFL executives tell me at the owners' meeting that he was the safest pick in the draft.

Some of that has to do with his rare athletic ability and power. But a lot of it has to do with his character. Smith simply doesn't have any baggage that would make him a risk. And that's what might elevate him from, say, the No. 5 pick to the No. 1 pick.

OK, let's meet back here and talk about Wade Phillips in a little while.

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