Former Ohio State safety Erick Smith will get his chance to impress an NFL team this weekend.
Smith, who went unselected in last month's NFL draft, has accepted an invitation to participate in the Jacksonville Jaguars' minicamp, which will be held Friday through Sunday, on a tryout basis.
While Smith arrived at Ohio State as a highly touted four-star recruit out of Cleveland's Glenville High School, his Buckeye career never lived up to expectations, starting only two career games. That said, he recorded 40 total tackles in his senior season while also playing a regular role on special teams.
Now, Smith will have his opportunity to prove he is capable of playing at the next level, as he competes for a spot on the Jaguars' roster this weekend.