LeBron James compares DeVonta Smith to NFL legends during national championship

DeVonta Smith absolutely torched the Ohio State in the first half of the College Football Playoff National Championship game. With 12 receptions for 215 yards and three touchdowns, the media and sports figures around the world are absolutely buzzing over him. That includes Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James.

James, who has allegiance to the Buckeyes, couldn’t help but marvel at Smith’s performance. James compared Smith to two former NFL stars who played on the same team. High praise, to say the least.

“DeVonta Smith is one of the best pure receivers I’ve ever watched! Like a mix between Reggie Wayne and Marvin Harrison. Man he’s good!,” James tweeted.

James isn’t the only person to see the tie between Smith and Harrison. Speaking recently on ESPN’s College Football awards show, draft analyst Todd McShay says he also sees some of the Colts legend in the soon-to-be first round NFL Draft pick.

“When Jaylen Waddle went down, he took over,” he said. “He reminds me a lot of Marvin Harrison. Six-foot, 180 pounds, somewhere in that range. He’s not afraid to go over the middle. He can play in the slot, play on the outside. I have him going No. 3 overall to the Dolphins. If it’s not there, he’s going somewhere in the Top 10. It won’t surprise me at all if he’s the No. 1 wide receiver taken in this year’s draft.”

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En route to winning the Heisman Trophy, Smith has caught 106 passes for 1,641 yards and 20 touchdowns entering tonight’s national title game. Averaging 15.6 yards per reception, Smith is a big-play machine for the Crimson Tide offense. That’s certainly been on display tonight.

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