The Dallas Cowboys took a big risk during the 2016 NFL Draft when they drafted former Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith in the second round. He was believed to possibly be missing his entire rookie season, but at least one NFL analyst believes he could make an appearance late in the year.
NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt took to Twitter and said that he wouldn’t be surprised if Smith is able to take the field in the final quarter of the 2016 season. He said that his knee has healed fine and it is all about his nerve regeneration.
Won't be shocked if @thejaylonsmith plays in final qtr of season. Looks good moving around. Knee's fine, all about nerve regeneration now
— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) August 2, 2016
Smith suffered a career-threatening knee injury during the Fighting Irish’s Fiesta Bowl in January, which caused him to slip from a possible top-ten pick to the second round. The Cowboys currently have not given a timetable for his return to the field.
Cowboys’ beat writer Clarence Hill Jr. posted a video of Smith working out at the team’s facility on Monday and he looks to have pretty good movement in his knee.
Jaylon Smith moving a lot better on the chords #CowboysCamp pic.twitter.com/W8LHm7moeX
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) August 1, 2016
Dallas Cowboys fan should be very excited for the future of Jaylon Smith if he is able to take the field at some point this year.
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