ARIZONA CARDINALS

Cardinals take OL Lecitus Smith with No. 215 overall pick of NFL Draft

Apr 30, 2022, 2:20 PM

Lecitus Smith #OL47 of Virginia Tech runs a drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on Ma...

Lecitus Smith #OL47 of Virginia Tech runs a drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 04, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

(Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

The Arizona Cardinals selected offensive lineman Lecitus Smith from Virginia Tech with the No. 215 overall pick in the sixth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday.

Smith is a 6-foot-3, 314-pound guard who started 10 games for the Hokies last season. Nine of his starts were at left guard while one was at left tackle.

He started 38 games over four seasons and was a 2020 All-ACC honorable mention.

Smith ran a 5.18-second 40-yard dash at the combine and did 23 bench reps.

NFL Network’s Lance Zierlein went over his strengths and questions.

An athletic, three-year starter at guard with a decent frame, Smith lacks the desired measurables for the position. He is capable of working as a move blocker and out in space. However, he really struggles with hand placement and staying under control at the point of attack and on work-up blocks.

Smith joins a veteran offensive line group with fellow guards Justin Pugh, Will Hernandez, Justin Murray and Josh Jones.

The Cardinals entered Day 3 of the draft with five picks, two in the sixth round and three in the seventh.

They took former USC and Texas running back Keaontay Ingram with the No. 201 selection earlier in the sixth round.

Arizona dealt its first-round pick to the Baltimore Ravens for wide receiver Marquise Brown and the No. 100 overall selection.

The organization drafted three players on Day 2: Colorado State tight end Trey McBride (No. 55), San Diego State edge rusher Cameron Thomas (No. 87) and Cincinnati edge rusher Myjai Sanders (No. 100).

Presented By
Western Governors University

Arizona Cardinals

Terrion Arnold talks to reporters at 2024 NFL Scouting Combine...

Tyler Drake

Cardinals take hands-on approach with top CB prospect Terrion Arnold at NFL Draft Combine

Alabama cornerback and prospect Terrion Arnold showed off some of his physicality during an NFL Draft Combine meeting with the Cardinals.

2 hours ago

Chris Braswell speaks with reporters at the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine...

Arizona Sports

Prospects who have met with Arizona Cardinals at NFL Scouting Combine

A running list of the prospects who have confirmed they've met with the Arizona Cardinals at the NFL Scouting Combine this week.

23 hours ago

Chop Robinson talks with reporters at the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine...

Tyler Drake

Chop Robinson ‘all about ball,’ has met with Cardinals at NFL Scouting Combine

Chop Robinson brings a whole lot of intrigue to the table when looking at the Cardinals' second first-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

1 day ago

Michael Bidwill, Arizona Cardinals owner...

Arizona Sports

Arizona Cardinals’ NFLPA report card grades released for 2024

The Arizona Cardinals showed improving grades but still landed in the bottom third of the NFL in the NFLPA's franchise report card.

1 day ago

Ohio State WR Marvin Harrison Jr...

Kevin Zimmerman

Mel Kiper Jr. briefly considers Cardinals trade-down in 2nd NFL mock draft

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. believes the Arizona Cardinals would hurry to draft Marvin Harrison Jr. But could a trade offer be enticing?

1 day ago

Monti Ossenfort looks on...

Tyler Drake

Cardinals GM Monti Ossenfort expecting trade calls to heat up as NFL Draft closes in

Monti Ossenfort isn't ruling out any moving and shaking at the NFL Draft, but acknowledged there's still a ways to go before things heat up.

2 days ago

Cardinals take OL Lecitus Smith with No. 215 overall pick of NFL Draft