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    Another CB signed

    Looks like another C/B was signed......Don't know anything about him.....Heres the article from Fanstar news:

    Rams: Smiths signs on
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    The Rams have signed cornerback Harrison Smith off the free agent market.
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    Smith was undrafted when he came out of college in 2006 and will have his work cut out for him if he wants to earn a living playing professional football this season.
    August 12, 2007 10:57 PM ET

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    Re: Another CB signed

    Yeah, I saw that in another topic. I think he was cut by the Lions. Anyone know anything about him?

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    Smith is 6'1", 200 out of U. of Cal. He entered the 2006 draft, but went untapped.

    Smith is supposed to be more of a zone defender, which would seem odd to put him on the corner in this defense with the blitzing that keeps being promised. However, he has experience inside at safety as well, so maybe that's where he's going to compete.

    Smith has spent time in Lions camp ('06) and Steelers camp ('07). Steelers cut him two weeks ago, so it's not like he's a hot commodity. But hey, the more the merrier, right?

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    I welcome competition, especially on the defensive side of the ball anD ESPECIALLY IN OUR SECONDARY.

    Bring em on I say.

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    i agree the more the better

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    Re: Another CB signed

    Here's an article about him from before the draft:

    Patriots Draft Prospect: DB Harrison Smith
    By Jonathan Comey

    If it weren't for football, Cal-Berkley defensive back Harrison Smith would have a whole lot of unwanted time on his hands.

    "I like to fish a bit," he said, trying to think of some hobbies. "I'm trying to get into golf, but I am not at all good at golfing. I'm hitting balls all over the place. It's not a pretty thing. I just hit it around."

    And he plays saxophone too, on and off, just for fun. But Smith's focus can be summed up in seven words: I'm just getting ready for the league.

    The league, of course, being the NFL, where this versatile safety/CB candidate hopes to spend a good amount of time.

    "You are just anticipating every moment and hoping you're preparing yourself to be ready to play," he said. "But I love doing this, working out, football, all of it. Its fun."

    Smith chuckled, adding "I'd be living a life right now if I had some money in my pocket.:

    Where hell earn that money is probably the No. 1 question facing Smith as a pro. He was a safety in high school at Oakland's Skyline High, but after a redshirt freshman season at Cal he emerged as a cornerback. At 6-2, 200 pounds, he matched up against some big Pac-10 receivers, like Mike Williams of USC but he wasn't fazed. As a junior, he was seventh nationally with 18 pass deflections.

    "There's a lot of guys I've faced; I've come to grips with a few good receivers out there," Smith said. "Me being a bigger corner, I get matched up with the bigger receivers. It doesn't really matter to me, as long as I'm getting chances to make plays, I'm happy."

    He probably wasn't as thrilled between his junior and senior seasons, when he was shifted to free safety after that breakout 2004 performance. But he made the best of it.

    "Well, it was like starting all over a little," Smith said, "but I had the benefit of experience and once I got the hang of it was fun. Moving to safety from corner, covering stuff was way easier, it's just being more physical out there."

    The class with which he handled the move didn't go unnoticed.

    "For him to move in and not complain about anything, that talks about great character," Cal defensive backfield coach J.D. Williams told the Oakland Tribune after Cal's 3-0 start in 2005. "He's got the athletic ability, and he's a true team person."

    All of that positive karma will probably come back to him at the next level, where he can boast of a fairly unique versatility.

    "I think I have the size to play safety, Im physical enough, and I feel like I have the athletic ability and speed (4.61 in the 40) to play corner," he said. "If a team is looking for a corner with good height that can move, I can definitely step into the corner spot."

    Working out with Cal teammates like fellow safety Donnie McCleskey, another NFL hopeful has been the best part of the post-college-football process.

    "Were always going to be part of something special together," Smith said. "We come out here every day working out, sharing stories, looking to see what's going to happen to the other guy. Were just all hoping to get a shot."

    Smith visited the Lions and *****, and had workouts for the Patriots and Browns, but wherever his destination, he cant wait to get started.

    "I'm looking forward to being on a team, going to a camp I'm looking forward to going back to being a football player. Put on some pads and tee it up on the football field."

    Sounds a lot better than an afternoon spent losing golf balls.

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