2015 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES & MEDIA): Dawuane Smoot...Smoot had a huge year at the LEO position (DE/LB hybrid), leading the team with 15.0 TFLS and 8.0 sacks, which rank fifth and seventh in the Big Ten, respectively. For the season, he added 39 tackles, three forced fumbles, three QB hurries, two PBUs and two fumble recoveries.
Explosive, quick-twitch athlete. Great flexibility with loose hips to turn, twist, and chase. Excellent reactive quickness and change-of-direction agility. Dynamic playmaker in space. Locks onto targets and instantly accelerates to the ball. Finished 2016 regular season with 21.5 tackles for loss. Fluid mover around field. Has chase range over extended territory. Eyes work past blockers and into backfield. Slips and slides around the edge and through small creases.