Jaylon Smith
Jaylon Smith’s return will likely wait until 2017(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

The Dallas Cowboys took a bit of a gamble when they drafted Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith at the top of the 2nd round. Smith suffered a horrifying knee injury during his final collegiate game and would have likely been a top 10 selection if he were injury free. ESPN’s Ed Werder is reporting that Smith’s damage nerves in his knee have not improved to this point which all but rules out a return in 2016.

 

Werder, who has inside access to the Cowboys facilities, has contradicting reports from numerous sources around the league.

 

If Dallas ever does get the player we once saw at Notre Dame the Cowboys are going to get a heck of a player. If he were to ever return to form completely it is possible he was the best player in the entire 2016 NFL Draft class.