DeVonta Smith turns in incredible NFL debut, fans rejoice
DeVonta Smith has had a great opening game in the NFL, and living up to why the Philadelphia Eagles drafted him No. 10 overall out of Alabama in the NFL Draft last spring.
On Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, Smith had 6 catches on 8 targets and went for 71 yards with an 18-yard touchdown. The Eagles are off to a great start as they lead the Falcons 22-6 with less than 6 minutes remaining in the game.
Smith made several fantasy football owners regret not putting him in a more prominent role on their teams to start the season.
Some fans noted how Smith was considered too small by some in the pre-draft time period who questioned whether he could truly be a dynamic player in the NFL.
— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) September 12, 2021
I’m bout to lose in fantasy because o thought my DeVonta Smith pick was a homer call. I’m an idiot
— Justin Rising (@jrise92) September 12, 2021
When you started Julio Jones over Amari Cooper, Deebo Samuel, and DeVonta Smith 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡
— Chris Baker (@chrisssydablack) September 12, 2021
Jalen Hurts to DeVonta Smith for a TD.
Get used to it.#Eagles
— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) September 12, 2021
— AJ Torres (@ajtorres1230) September 12, 2021
DeVonta Smith is the 3rd Eagles WR since the NFL merger (since 1970) to record a rec TD in their first NFL game joining Cris Carter and Marvin Hargrove pic.twitter.com/kxhBiPQUsP
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 12, 2021
Looks like the DeVonta Smith TD will still count for 6 points despite him weighing 166 pounds #Eagles
— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) September 12, 2021
Devonta Smith is so good. Reminder @StevenCheah thought he sucked
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) September 12, 2021