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Smith tops among talented group

Former OSU standout Will Smith is one of a handful of defensive linemen expected to go in the first round.

Updated: April 13, 2004, 10:44 AM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Here is how ESPN.com rates the top 12 defensive lineman prospects in the draft:

DE Will Smith (Ohio State) Vital statistics: 6-feet-2 ¾, 275 pounds, 4.58 in the 40, and 30 "reps" on the bench press. Numbers game: Nearly bypassed senior season to enter draft last year, after helping lead Buckeyes to national championship, but changed mind and stayed in school. Played in 51 games and started 37, finishing with 167 tackles, 47 tackles for losses, 21 sacks and 42 pressures. Ranks No. ...

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