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NC State defensive end James Smith-Williams poses for a headshot during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 in Indianapolis. (Ben Liebenberg via AP)

James Smith-Williams

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#72

Experience: R

Height: 6-4

Weight: 265 lbs

College: North Carolina State

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Biography

The Washington Redskins selected James Smith-Williams in the seventh round (No. 229 overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft. Smith-Williams (6-foot-4, 265 pounds) played in 29 games at N.C. State and recorded eight sacks in his career. A five-year player for the Wolfpack, Smith-Williams accounted for 82 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and three pass deflections. Smith-Williams' best season came in 2018 -- his first opportunity as a full-time starter -- when he had 36 tackles, nine of which were for a loss, and six sacks. Although he spent the beginning of his college career as a reserve player, he still manage to contribute with moment like a blocked punt that was recovered for a touchdown against Notre Dame and a career-tying six tackles against Furman.

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