Here's everything you need to know:
|Season||Snaps||Overall Grade||Run-Defense Grade||Coverage Grade|
• Since the Bears selected Smith with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, here's where he ranks among off-ball linebackers:
-78.7 coverage grade (11th)
-391 tackles (2nd)
-57 tackles for loss/no gain (2nd)
-15 sacks (4th)
• Smith was recently listed as the 14th-best off-ball linebacker in the NFL in Sam Monson's linebacker rankings heading into 2022.
• The Bears' current projected starting lineup on defense includes zero players who earned a 70.0-plus PFF grade in 2021.
• Smith is entering the last year of his rookie contract and is scheduled to make $9.73 million under the fifth-year option.