Limestone WR Vyncint Smith intrigues Texans, other NFL teams

When Limestone wide receiver Vyncint Smith visited the Texans, the conversation centered around his size and athleticism.Smith checked a lot of boxes that the Texans are looking for.The Division II standout is big, tall and fast at 6-3, 195 pounds with a 4.36 time in the 40-yard dash. He’s reached the point where he’s not really regarded as a sleeper in NFL circles.”Brian Gaine said they have criteria of what type of receivers they need as far as athleticism,” said Smith, who’s represented by Adam Seifer of Premier Athlete Advisors. “They’re looking for guys over 6-feet who run a 4.4. I check the box on everything they’re looking to check off. Gaine is a really nice guy, a great guy. I had an excellent visit.”I can stretch the field and take it to the house and I’m developing my intermediate game. Being in the Texans’ facility, seeing Deshaun Watson, Tyrann Mathieu, J.J. Watt, Whitney Mercilus, Kevin Johnson, they have a star-studded roster. It was pretty cool to be there. I’d love to play for them.”Smith met with receivers coach John Perry in addition to Gaine and took a physical.He has visited the New York Jets and worked out privately for the Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys.He has had private meetings with the Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Chargers, Baltimore Ravens and Seattle Seahawks.ON TEXAS SPORTS NATION: Revisiting Texans’ Brock Osweiler trade”I’m extremely excited about the process,” Smith said. “It’s going much better than I expected it to be a year ago. I didn’t think I would be somebody who’s considered to be drafted. I didn’t think coming from a Division II school I would get this much attention from the NFL.”Smith talked with New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick following the South Carolina Pro Day.

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