Roquan Smith
Roquan Smith
22-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Chicago Bears
Injury Pectoral
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Although he's ranked fourth, Smith could be drafted first among linebackers, as his upside is difficult to overstate. He was extremely productive as a 21-year-old rookie last year, posting numbers of All-Pro quality while playing only 880 snaps. He'd be hard-pressed to increase his per-snap production, but it can't be ruled out. We can, however, rule out the possibility of Smith playing fewer than 900 snaps in 16 games, so the volume should spike upward through workload at least. Uniquely instinctive, disruptive and athletic, Smith boasts every applicable skill. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $18.48 million contract with the Bears in August of 2018.
Shifts to IR
LBChicago Bears
December 9, 2019
Coach Matt Nagy confirmed Monday that Smith (pectoral) will require season-ending surgery and land on injured reserve.
Smith underwent further medical testing after last Thursday's win over the Cowboys, the results of which revealed that the star linebacker has indeed suffered a torn pectoral muscle. He'll need surgery to correct the matter, but should be ready to play well in advance of the 2020 season. With Danny Trevathan (elbow) having missed the last four games, the Bears could be forced to rely on Nick Kwiatkoski and Kevin Pierre-Louis at inside linebacker Week 15 against the Packers.
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Measurables Review
How do Roquan Smith's measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 0"
230 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.51 sec
Hand Length
10.00 in
Arm Length
32.00 in
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
You're forgiven if you don't trust a rookie enough to valuate him this highly, but Smith is very likely the real deal, and Chicago didn't pick him eighth overall to phase him in slowly. Smith (6-1, 236) sometimes looks like a heat-seeking missile compared to the other 10 defenders, boasting plus-plus instincts and athleticism both. After running a 4.51 40 on the heels of a final season at Georgia with 137 tackles (14 for loss) and 6.5 sacks in 15 games, Smith is ready to hunt in the NFL.
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Torn pec feared
LBChicago Bears
December 6, 2019
Smith is believed to have suffered a torn pectoral muscle during Thursday's 31-24 win over the Cowboys, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Potentially serious injury
LBChicago Bears
December 5, 2019
Coach Matt Nagy said after Thursday's 31-24 win over the Cowboys that the pectoral injury Smith suffered in the game "does not look good for him."
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Ruled out with pec
LBChicago Bears
December 5, 2019
Smith has been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Cowboys with a pectoral injury, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
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Massive performance
LBChicago Bears
November 28, 2019
Smith notched a pair of sacks and 14 tackles in the Bears' 24-20 win over the Lions on Thursday.
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Another strong outing
LBChicago Bears
November 18, 2019
Smith posted 11 stops in the Bears' 17-7 loss to the Rams on Sunday.
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