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Willie Smith, East Carolina Tackle, Set to Join Redskins

Add East Carolina offensive tackle Willie Smith to the list of Redskins undrafted free agent unofficial signings. Smith is 6'5, 305 lbs and was a two year starter for the Pirates. This past year Smith was a 1st Team Conference USA performer.  Smith is a converted defensive lineman who is still learning his position, despite this he has received some very positive reviews.

The deal is for 3 years, with $15,000 guaranteed.

Via CBS Sports:

A two-year starter at left tackle, Smith is a remarkable athlete with a lot of upside. He earned All-Conference USA honors each of the past two seasons, and might have a higher ceiling than any tackle prospect in the 2011 NFL Draft.

At this point in his development, Smith is too raw and inconsistent to project as a rookie starter in the NFL. Some offensive line coach is likely to be convinced he can coach Smith to block like Walter Jones every play, not just in spurts, and his draft status will reflect that potential of a probably Pro Bowler in two to three years. via CBS Sports