Jonnu Smith

  • Height
    6' 3"
  • Weight
    248 lbs
  • Arm Length
    32 7/8" (44th)
Jonnu Smith headshot
  • Draft Pick
    3.36 2017
  • College
    Florida International
  • Age
    26.8

Jonnu Smith Bio & Season Stats

Year Games Tgts Rec Rec Yds YPR Air Yds Rec TD Fantasy Pts/Game
2021 16 45 28 294 10.5 227 1 4.2 (#38)
2020 15 65 41 448 10.9 377 8 9.3 (#13)
2019 15 45 35 439 12.5 248 3 7.0 (#21)
2018 12 31 20 258 12.9 195 3 5.3 (#31)
2017 13 30 18 157 8.7 205 2 3.5 (#50)
  • College Dominator
    33.0 (93rd)
  • College YPR
    11.8 (32nd)
  • Breakout Age
    18.0 (100th)
  • SPARQ-x
    127.0 (94th)

Jonnu Smith Advanced Stats & Metrics

Value Over Stream

-2.4
(#292)

Value Over Stream: Valuation scheme calculates a player’s fantasy pts/game over the average waiver wire replacement in standard fantasy league formats during either the current season (or previous year during the offseason) and adjusts for positional bust rates. VOS rank in parenthesis spans all positions, enabling player comparisons across QB's, RB's, WR's, and TE's.

2021

Snap Share

2021

Target Share

2021

Fantasy Points

Jonnu Smith ADP

215.00
(-0.07)
Average Draft Position (2022)
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18.11 Pick
TE34 Rank

Popularity Index

#364

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Jonnu Smith Injury History

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Games Missed
Injury Reports
Knee sprain
Week 12 (2020)
1
1
Knee sprain
Week 13 (2018)
4
4
Shoulder strain
Week 7 (2021)
1
5

Jonnu Smith College Stats

Year Games Recs Rec Yds Tgt Share Catch Rate Special Teams Age School
2013 12 (TE) 39 (53 tgts) 388 (9.9 ypr) 18.1% 73.6% 0 18 Florida International
2014 12 (TE) 61 (84 tgts) 710 (11.6 ypr) 26.0% 72.6% 0 19 Florida International
2015 8 (TE) 36 (56 tgts) 397 (11.0 ypr) 12.7% 64.3% 0 20 Florida International
2016 11 (TE) 42 506 (12.0 ypr) 0.0% 0.0% 0 21 Florida International

Who is Jonnu Smith

Playing at Ocala West Port High School, Jonnu Smith was a two-star tight end and accepted an offer to play at Florida International University. Smith’s sophomore season was his strongest, his 61 receptions and 8 scores nearly tripling anyone else on the team and his 710 receiving yards pacing the Golden Panthers. Invited to the 2017 Combine, Smith tore up the drills, posting a 4.62 (88th-percentile) 40 time and 80th-percentile or better Speed Score, Burst Score and Catch Radius. With strong college stats and excellent workout metrics, the Tennessee Titans selected Smith early in the third round of the 2017 draft.

As a rookie, Smith saw a solid 52.1 percent of the Titans’ snaps but earned few targets behind Pro Bowler & target hog Delanie Walker. In 2018, with Walker lost much of the season to injury, Smith’s snap share jumped to 82.9-percent (No. 9) albeit mostly as a blocker for Derrick Henry. Despite the jump in playing time, Smith sat only No. 32 in routes run & garnered a target on just 17 percent of those routes.

Smith’s 2019 was a mirror image of 2018. With Walker hurt again, Jonnu saw a majority of Tennessee's tight end snaps but was mostly used as a blocker, his snap count again far exceeding his routes run (No. 32) & target rate (No. 63). In 2020, with Walker retired, Smith’s snap share remained high but this time the Titans started to leverage Jonnu’s athleticism as a receiver. Smith's routes run increased and target rate spiked to No. 11. Now a red zone favorite, Smith posted 9.3 fantasy points per game, the No. 13 fantasy ranking.

Playing off his strong 2020, the New England Patriots rewarded Jonnu Smith with a four-year, $50 million contract. Seemingly wanting to recreate a new tight end dyamic duo in the Aaron Hernandez/Rob Gronkowski mold, Bill Belichick and crew also signed Hunter Henry to a massive deal. Although Next Gen Stats graded Smith as having the second-highest average separation among tight ends in 2021, unfortunately for him, it was Henry who earned Mac Jones’ favor, greatly outpacing Smith in most opportunity metrics and leaving Smith with just 4.2 points per game and the No. 40 tight end fantasy ranking.