Former 3rd round pick Alex Smith has been traded to the Patriots for an undisclosed draft pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. I’ve checked multiple outlets to try and determine the pick that is being sent to the Bucs, but knowing the Pats, I would imagine it is a performance based pick that is around the 4th-6th round region.
Smith was the 7th pick in the third round by the Bucs in the 2005 draft. He showed some promise in his rookie season catching 41 balls for 367 yards. He was a consistent player for the Bucs but became expendable with the acquisition of Kellen Winslow via trade and the re-signing of Jerramy Stevans.
Smith isn’t much on the blocking end of the spectrum as far as TE’s are concerned but he is a reliable target as a receiver, and my guess, is that he’ll be a 50 catch player for the Pats next season.