Adam Schefter reports the Jets are going to release 2015 second round pick Devin Smith.
Jets are releasing former 2015 second-round pick Devin Smith, per source. Smith suffered two torn ACLs and has struggled to recover from them.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 16, 2018
Smith’s star-crossed Jets career seems over before it really started. Despite seeing regular playing time as a rookie, Smith appeared in over his head as he only caught 9 passes for 115 yards. That would be the high point, however, as he would only record one reception after that rookie season. He tore an ACL late in his first year, which cost him almost all of his second NFL season. Then he retore the ACL in the offseason between years two and three.
It really isn’t anybody’s fault that this did not work out. Smith just kept suffering injuries. As a pick who needed some development, training camp and offseason practices were important. But Smith couldn’t participate in them because he was always injured.
Other young receivers like Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa climbed above him on the food chain leaving Smith without a spot.