Weight Loss Marks Donovan Smith Spring

June 26th, 2015


During his days as a starting left tackle for Penn State, Buccaneers rookie Donovan Smith was knocked by some as being overweight and lazy.

One Penn State media guy, a former NFL lineman, really let Smith have it.

But that wasn’t the consensus on Smith. Surely, the Bucs didn’t think that way and made him the No. 34 overall pick last month.

Smith joined SiriuxXM NFL Radio this week, live from the rookie symposium with Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt.

Brandt, the legendary personnel man, raved about Smith during the interview and asked Smith if he was still  hanging in there at 338 pounds, his weight at the NFL Scouting Combine in February.

Smith replied that he’s down to 325 pounds on his 6-6 frame, and Smith seemed quite proud.

This is good news, especially for those skeptical of Smith.

7 Responses to “Weight Loss Marks Donovan Smith Spring”

  1. Buccfan37 Says:

    In the pic he looks fairly weighted down, perhaps too much. It’s hard to say at what weight he feels or the coaches think will be most effective. Is that Mankins next to him? He looks donwright puny in comparison.

  2. The Real Malloy Says:


    Do you really need to be told who that is next to Smith??

    Its the Barbecue Master himself…or to you, Mr. Barbecue Master…

    America’s Barbecue Master

  3. gulfcoast Says:

    Until Mr Barbecue Master or Mr Emo Pouty Pants can solidify himself, hey, question away…. Go Bucs. Praying for this 2015 O line!!!

  4. Ben the GA Buc Says:

    LOL “America’s Barbecue Master.” Comment of the day.

    That’s all.

  5. drdneast Says:

    Joe, you still the same Manzell loving advocate.

  6. The Real Malloy Says:

    thanks ben…im in GA too…the ATL…yourself?

  7. Fsuking Says:

    Smiles Smith always looks like he is having the best time!