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Albany's Smith hopes to impress NFL scouts

January 23, 2004

Mobile,Al.- Now that his college playing days are over, Albany's Daryl Smith knows he still has some football left in him.

The only problem is finding an NFL team that agrees with him.

The former Dougherty High standout is getting a chance to show all NFL teams what he can do after the Georgia Tech linebacker was a last minute addition to the Senior Bowl.

It is the second college all-star game for Daryl Smith who played in the East-West Shrine game in San Francisco.

Unlike the Shrine game, the Senior Bowl teams are under the direction of NFL coaches who are evaluating players from the first practice on Monday through tomorrow's game.

Anybody in Albany that knows Daryl Smith knows that he will giving 150 % during every minute of this Senior Bowl week.

He will have to since this four year starter in college received only honorable mention in the Atlantic Coast Conference this season.

Daryl Smith said "Everybody is out here showing the scouts and coaches everything they got. I am just out here having fun and at the same time working hard too. It is a different experience. You have got a lot of eyes on you so you have to perform well every day."

In Mobile, Daryl Smith will get to play one more game with fellow Georgia Tech linebacker Keyaron Fox.

Fox and Smith were the top two tacklers on the Yellow Jacket defense last year.

The Senior Bowl will kick off at 5:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

posted at 6:55pm by roberth@walb.com

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