Tulane’s Tanzel Smart is a three-year starter with the ability to use his hands when fighting off offensive lineman.
This is good because he doesn’t have exceptional length for a defensive end, and will need to use his mind as much as he does his physical tools to win at the line.
There’s potential for Smart to play inside and out during the early part of his career while he fully develops his size and strength to carve out his inside positioning.
He isn’t a prospect who immediately looks to have starting potential like some others, but he nicely fits in as a depth player with the potential to make impact plays when called upon.
The greatest thing he has is heart. You’re not going to see him giving anything less than 100% on most downs, and he seems to have the attitude the Bucs want out of their players.