Drafted: Pick 13 of the 6th round by Dallas
Positives: Has above-average agility, change of direction and balance...Shows good concentration going up for the ball, making proper body adjustments to get to the poorly thrown pass...Has superb leaping ability (high jumper on the track team)...Displays excellent hands, extending to pluck and snatch away from the body's frame...Has enough savvy and juking moves to avoid defenders after the catch.
Negatives: Lack of strength and bulk prevents him from escaping press coverage...Has good speed, but seldom runs by defenders...Rounds off his cuts and does not get out of his breaks well (takes short, choppy strides)...Generally will get run over in any attempts to block for the passing game...Needs to tone down his emotions (gets upset when the QB does not throw to him).
One of the most exciting punt returners in college football...Holds the school's career record with 189 receptions for 2,750 yards (14.6 avg), topping the old marks of 135 grabs by Robert Johnson (1968-71) and 2,629 yards by Michael Jenkins (1993-96)...His 21 touchdown catches are one shy of the school all-time record of 22 by Johnnie Barnes (1988-91)...Holds the NCAA Division 1-AA career record with an average of 16.8 yards on 68 punt returns (1,145 yards, 5 scores), topping the previous mark of 16.4 yards by Willie Ware of Mississippi Valley (1982-85).
All-Mid Eastern Conference first-team choice by The NFL Draft Report...Started five games, catching 53 passes for 773 yards (14.6 avg) and 6 touchdowns...Returned 27 punts for 500 yards (18.5 avg) and a score, adding 57 yards on a kickoff return.
James Madison Snared 4 passes for 72 yards with 1 and 57-yard scores.
Howard Gained 109 yards with a 57-yard touchdown on 4 grabs and returned a punt 77 yards for a score.
Alcorn State Had 7 receptions for 85 yards and 5 punt returns for 54 yards.
Delaware State Totaled 92 yards on 5 catches.
Bowie State Made 8 catches for 73 yards and a 13-yard touchdown.
South Carolina State Added 7 catches for 142 yards and a touchdown and 4 punt returns for 89 yards.
Florida A&M Caught 7 passes for 71 yards and a score, adding 57 yards on a kickoff return.
All-America and All-MEAC first-team choice by The NFL Draft Report...Led the team with 58 receptions for 732 yards (12.6 avg) and 6 touchdowns...Returned 29 punts for 514 yards (17.7 avg) and a conference-record 4 scores.
All-Virginia selection by the state's sports information directors...Led the team with 47 receptions for 816 yards (17.4 avg) and 5 touchdowns...Added 5 punt returns for 40 yards (8.0 avg).
Played in 10 games, catching 31 passes for 429 yards (13.8 avg) and 4 touchdowns.
Redshirted as a freshman.
No injuries reported, but missed the 2002 North Carolina A&T game (undisclosed).
Campus Agility Tests
4.54 in the 40-yard dash...40-inch vertical jump...285-pound bench press...225-pound power clean...32 7/8-inch arm length...8¼-inch hands...Right-handed.
Lettered in football and track at Altee (Mechanicsville, Va.) High.
Biology major...Son of Carolyn Archer and Rudolph Smith, Jr...Born Jan. 15, 1980...Resides in Mechanicsville, Va.
YEAR GP GS NO YARDS AVG TD LONG R/PG GM/AVG
1999 10 4 31 429 13.8 4 35 3.10 42.90
2000 11 7 47 816 17.4 5 61 4.27 74.18
2001 11 10 58 732 12.6 6 52 5.27 66.55
2002 11 5 53 733 14.6 6 67 4.82 66.64
TOTAL 43 26 189 2,750 14.6 21 67 4.40 63.95
PUNT RETURNS KICKOFF RETURNS
YEAR NO YARDS AVG TD LONG NO YARDS AVG TD LONG
1999 7 91 13.0 0 46
2000 5 40 8.0 0 24
2001 29 514 17.7 4 67
2002 27 500 18.5 1 77 1 57 57.0 0 57
TOTAL 68 1,145 16.8 5 77 1 57 57.0 0 57
Drafted: Pick 19 of the 6th round by Houston
Positives: Confident field general with a strong personality...Tough and durable, absorbing punishing shots without ever being knocked out of a game...Has fine delivery and passing mechanics, hitting receivers in stride on timing patterns...Though under constant pressure, he keeps his cool...Very quick driving away from the center while setting up, showing the body control needed to throw on the move...Carries the ball chest-high and is always ready to throw...Has quick wrist action in his delivery and the power behind his tosses so he does not have to plant in order to throw the deep passes...Knows how to adjust his release based on angles taken while throwing...Can drill the ball in the seam playing the short area passing game and keeps receivers within their routes by feathering the ball to them on long bombs...Shows good backside awareness rolling out of the pocket...Scans the field effectively throws with impressive velocity in the intermediate and short range...Can also hold for placements.
Negatives: Tends to lock onto his primary receivers too much...Looks too long at his primary targets, taking unnecessary punishment when the pocket collapses, rather that throwing the ball out of bounds to prevent a turnover...Needs to improve his timing patterns to prevent receivers from having to adjust and turn constantly on routes...Will need a little refinement in his delivery, as he does not open and close his shoulders quickly...Overthrows at times on fades and post patterns...Availability is under review, as he is still under contract to the New York Yankees baseball organization.
Rumors continue to swirl that this outstanding football product will attempt to hang up his baseball glove and return to the gridiron, much like Chuck Hutchinson (Dallas Cowboys) did last year...A minor league third baseman in the New York Yankees organization, there is no question that Drew would have been a top pick in this draft, if he decided to play football instead of baseball the last two years...Appeared in 27 games during his Michigan career, starting eight contests...Finished with 214 of 374 passes (57.2%) for 2946 yards, 24 touchdowns and only seven interceptions during his gridiron career.
Played in nine games, starting the final eight contests...Completed 146 of 237 passes (61.6%) for 2146 yards, 18 touchdowns and only four interceptions...His 2146 yards rank seventh on the school's season-record list...Scored twice on 33 carries...Averaged 237.8 yards per game in total offense.
Bowling Green, Rice and UCLA...Missed the season's first three games after undergoing foot surgery on August 24th.
Illinois...Made his 2000 debut, coming off the bench to hit on 8 of 17 attempts for 141 yards and a 57-yard touchdown to his favorite target, David Terrell.
Wisconsin...Inserted into the starting lineup, he connected on 15 of 27 passes for 257 yards and a game-winning 15-yard scoring strike to Terrell in a 13-10 decision.
Purdue...Threw for 256 yards on 26 of 35 chances with a pair of scores.
Indiana...Gained 233 yards on 14 of 18 passes as he found Terrell with touchdowns of 43 & 27 yards.
Michigan State...Completed 17 of 37 tosses for 138 yards.
Northwestern...Bounced back to amass 312 yards on 23 of 45 tries with 4 touchdowns, including 11, 10 & 22-yarders to Terrell and also ran for a two-point conversion.
Penn State...Totaled 212 yards on 14 of 29 passes and a pair of scores, including a 40-yarder to B.J. Askew, but had a career-high three interceptions.
Ohio State...Added 14 of 25 attempts for 303 yards and 3 touchdowns, including a 70-yarder to Anthony Thomas and also ran for a 1-yard score.
Auburn (Citrus Bowl)...Closed out his career with 15 of 20 completions for 294 yards and 2 touchdowns, including a 31-yarder to Terrell.
Played in ten games behind Tom Brady...Completed 47 of 90 passes (52.2%) for 546 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions...Scored once on 27 carries...Averaged 53.2 yards per game in total offense.
Notre Dame...Gained 40 yards on 3 of 8 chances.
Rice...Connected on 8 of 14 attempts for 109 yards and a 14-yard touchdown to David Terrell.
Syracuse...Followed with 16 of 28 passes for 151 yards and a 22-yard score to Aaron Shea.
Wisconsin...Added 40 yards on 5 of 8 tries.
Purdue...Completed all three pass attempts for 68 yards.
Michigan State...Hit on 6 of 12 throws for 111 yards and a career-long 81-yard touchdown to Marcus Knight...His 81-yarder was the third-longest pass completion in school history, topped by Rick Leach's 83-yard toss to Jim Smith vs. Purdue in 1975 and a 90-yarder by Todd Collins to Derrick Alexander vs. Illinois in 1993.
Alabama (Orange Bowl)...Completed one pass for no gain.
Appeared in eight games as a reserve behind Tom Brady, finishing with 254 yards on 21 of 47 passes (44.7%) with three touchdowns and an interception.
Notre Dame...Made his collegiate debut by hitting on 5 of 8 passes for 55 yards and an 8-yard score to Jerame Tuman.
Syracuse...Followed with 7 of 20 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown.
Eastern Michigan...Connected on 3 of 6 attempts for 53 yards and a 32-yard score to David Terrell.
Hawaii...Completed 3 of 9 throws for 33 yards.
Arkansas (Citrus Bowl)...Completed both pass attempts for 21 yards.
Drafted by the New York Yankees in the third round of the 1998 draft...Traded along with Jackson Melian, Ed Yarnall and Brian Reith to the Cincinnati Reds for Denny Neagle and Mike Frank on July 12th, 2000...Was sent back to the Yankees (along with Michael Coleman) from the Reds on March 20th, 2001 for outfielder Willy Mo Pena...Optioned to Columbus (AAA) on March 28th, 2001, only to be recalled on September 2nd, 2002...Was again optioned to Columbus (AAA) on March 11th, 2003, when he failed to win the third base job in spring training...Statistics are listed below football stats.
Sat out the 2000 UCLA, Bowling Green and Rice games after undergoing foot surgery in fall drills (8/24).
Campus Agility Tests
4.73 in the 40-yard dash...320-pound bench press...31-inch vertical jump.
Attended Brighton (Mich.) High...Three-year starter in both football and baseball...Gained 5662 yards with 52 touchdowns while completing 400 passes during his career...Set the Michigan state game-record with six touchdown throws...Averaged 45.7 yards per punt during his three seasons on the gridiron...Hit on 132 of 243 passes (54.3%) for 2305 yards and 26 touchdowns, adding 388 yards and 11 scores on 55 carries as a senior...His 26 scoring tosses rank second on the state's season-record chart...Recorded 47 tackles with five interceptions as a defensive back in his sophomore year...Parade, Prep Football Report, National Recruiting Advisor and Prep Star first-team All-American choice in his final campaign...Named USA Today and Baseball America High School Player of the Year in baseball...Four-time All-State baseball choice...Set the national prep record with 70 home runs, 290 runs batted in and 259 runs scored during his career...Struck out 163 batters in 72 1/3 innnings as a pitcher in his junior year.
General Studies major, who was enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts...Father, Dan, was a former offensive coordinator at Eastern Michigan...Drafted in the third round of the 1998 Major League Baseball Draft by the New York Yankees, signing a contract with the team...Born Drew Daniel Henson on 2/13/80 in San Diego, California... Resides in Brighton, Michigan.
YEAR ATT COMP PCT YARDS TD YD/ATT YD/CMP INT I/PCT LG GM/AVG