What we do know is that Smith has absolutely been crucial inn developing some studs for OSU in the WR core,
We KNOW that? I think that's a stretch.
Thomas was a stud for sure, but was developed by his uncle and company while we barely used him last year and his numbers sank.
Devin Smith? Throw it up and let him run underneath it is not developing anyone. When we went to the draft the claim was that he couldn't run routes.
Who else? Jalin Marshall or Braxton? Noah Brown?
I'm not saying Smith didn't have a hand in developing some guys, but I think it would be quite a stretch to say he was crucial to developing anybody. We're bringing in top level blue chip guys, and last year showed they're going nowhere. Remember when NB got hurt last year before the season? Everybody was like, we'll be fine - we've got a room full of 4* guys... we see how well that panned out.