The Outland Trophy winner is expected to be picked no later than sixth overall by the Cincinnati Bengals, according to sources. If Smith falls, he is not projected to get past the offensive tackle-needy Buffalo Bills with the No. 11 pick.
On the flip side, Penn State OLB Aaron Maybin has lost some of his buzz, and he could fall out of the teens and into the mid-20s, where New England, Atlanta and Miami could draft him. Maybin still could be selected in the teens, but there is talk that with the way the draft could shake out, the run on the hybrid defensive ends/linebackers might be pushed back.
– Steve Wyche