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2019 Free Agency Profile: Preston Smith

Washington Redskins' Preston Smith earned a career-high 76.9 overall grade in 2018, logging 53 total pressures and 27 defensive stops on the process. He also earned a 73.2 run-defense grade and 68.4 pass-rush grade this past year, as well.

Pro Football Focus will be running through 50-plus pending/soon-to-be free agents between January 7, 2019 and March 8, 2019 to offer a detailed analysis of the top players bound for new contracts and (possibly) new teams in 2019. We want to house all of the important grades, advanced stats and key analysis for each player, so you know exactly what your team is getting in free agency.

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Smith has recorded at least 34 total pressures in all four years of his career, but he's yet to flash top-end play. His 2018 season was good, not great, but if he can add to it and take the next step in 2019, he could be well worth the investment.

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