DeVonta Smith is putting on a show at the Rose Bowl.
Smith has separated himself as the best receiver in college football this season by a wide margin, especially with JaMarr Chase sitting out the campaign. While it’s still a toss-up whether he’ll be the first wide receiver selected this April, Smith’s route-running ability is unrivaled throughout college football, as he provides Mac Jones with a wide 6-1 frame on a regular basis. Smith’s third touchdown of the night as of this writing was a work of art in itself, as he taught a course in route-running to a front-row Notre Dame audience.
Just before turning towards the pylon, Smith opened up his hips just enough to get the Notre Dame defensive back to bite inside. He then quickly turned to the outside, and formed a sliver of distance between himself and the boundary. The result was a routine that would make a ballerina jealous.