Clemson football: Three Tigers that lost the most with NFL cancelling visits

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Former linebacker Chad Smith is a player that more than likely saw his football career end because of what the NFL has had to do in order to keep employees and players safe.

Smith took just three snaps against LSU in the national title game. The fifth-year senior played in 13 total games in 2019 and recorded six tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks. Unlike Tanner Muse, he was not invited to the NFL combine and only had the Clemson football pro-day to show scouts that he was worth taking a chance on, even if it was just as a rookie free agent.

According to NFL Draft Scout, Smith is currently seen as a rookie free agent with no chance at being drafted. His pro-day at least put him on the radar for teams that may be looking to improve their special team’s roster though undrafted rookies.

The former four-star recruit out of Virginia had a great college career that saw him win five ACC championships, be part of all five Clemson football playoff teams and win two national championships. If indeed his football career has come to an end, he has nothing to be ashamed of and should be proud of everything that he was able to accomplish in a Tiger uniform.