Smith Working Out With Stallworth

WR Torrey Smith revealed that he’s been training for the Combine with Donte’ Stallworth.

Posted by Mike Duffy on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Categories: 2011 NFL Combine, Mike Duffy

The Ravens have been linked to former University of Maryland wideout Torrey Smith in several mock drafts, and he is getting schooled by one even before the NFL Draft.
 
Smith revealed to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio on Tuesday that he has been training with Ravens receiver Donte’ Stallworth at Bommarito Performance Systems in Miami to prepare for the NFL Scouting Combine.
 
Stallworth, who is listed as an NFL Football Skills Coach, is helping Smith improve his hands and route-running ability before his league-wide job interview.
 
“I’m expecting a good showing,” Smith said in an interview on PFT Daily.  “As far as my route running and catching the ball, I’m on the JUGS every day, and running routes with Donte’ Stallworth.  Drew Stanton [of the Detroit Lions] is our quarterback. 
 
“They’ve both helped me out a lot over the past few weeks.”

This marks Stallworth’s second year with Bommarito Performance Systems, and he said he has seen several prospects with promise.

“Torrey’s in the same mold,” Stallworth said.  “He just wants to know exactly how his routes look and can get better. He’s like that every day.  I’m excited to see him show out for the combine.”
 
The Ravens, who own the 26th-overall selection, have said they want to get younger and faster at wideout.
 
Smith, 22, certainly possesses playmaking ability and speed.
 
The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder averaged 15.7 yards per catch last season as a junior, logging 67 receptions for 1,055 yards and 12 touchdowns.  And, NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said he expects Smith to run a 4.35- to 4.38-second 40-yard dash. 
 
When asked about his best trait, Smith cited his desire to improve.  Evidently, Stallworth is taking advantage of that eagerness.
 
“I think that something that is underrated is the ability to learn and the ability to get better,” Smith said.  “I look at film from when I first stepped in school, and I’ve grown so much over the years, from high school quarterback to college and growing into a receiver.  I had a great few years there and I’m looking forward to getting better.
 
“I’m far from a finished product, and I’m definitely not going to stop working hard.”

Stallworth is even planning on a last-minute cram session with Smith before he departs for Indianapolis.

“He actually asked me to get together and watch film [on Wednesday],” said Stallworth.  “He’s a big kid who can run, and he makes a lot of plays.  I had the opportunity to check him out on YouTube, and he’s definitely a playmaker.”

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