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Smith takes first step toward NFL career

Guilderland High School grad impresses NFL scouts at pro day

Guilderland High School graduate Drew Smith tries to elude a pair of defenders during a University at Albany football game last year. Smith is seeking a chance to take his game to the National Football League following a successful collegiate career.

Guilderland High School graduate Drew Smith tries to elude a pair of defenders during a University at Albany football game last year. Smith is seeking a chance to take his game to the National Football League following a successful collegiate career. Submitted photo

“I know the NFL is a tough business. Hopefully, I can make it in and get my foot in the door,” said Smith.

The one thing Smith won’t do is hang around for the phone to ring during the NFL Draft next month. He said he isn’t counting on hearing his name called on any of the three days the draft takes place.

“Let’s be realistic. I’m coming from Albany – not Texas, not USC, not Florida,” said Smith. “My expectations going into draft day? To be honest, to be drafted … would be awesome. But I know a couple of teams have me as a priority free agent. That was my goal from the beginning.”

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