Jason Smith released by New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints have released tackle Jason Smith, continuing the ongoing saga of one of the most notable NFL Draft busts.
The Rams drafted Smith out of Baylor with the second overall pick in the 2009 draft. Despite some scouts questioning his run-blocking ability, St. Louis was desperate to find a franchise replacement for All-Pro Orlando Pace. Smith turned out to be not even close to that player.
Though he has been a major disappointment in his career, perhaps the Rams can take some solace in some of the other top picks in '09. The players taken right after Smith were Tyson Jackson (Chiefs), Aaron Curry (Seahawks), Mark Sanchez (Jets), Andre Smith (Bengals) and Darrius Heyward-Bey (Raiders.) They could have done better, but not much better.
Now if they want him back for any reason, he's available.
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