Scott Porter: What do you feel are your biggest strengths?
Torrey Smith: I feel that my speed is a huge strength of mine. I am great at making people miss after I catch the ball. I am very elusive. I understand the game very well, and I have a lot of ability to grow and learn more to make myself a complete all-around player.
Scott Porter: Who reminds you of yourself the most in the NFL?
Torrey Smith: I don’t really know but what I have been told by others and in watching a lot of film is that I remind them of a few players, those players are former Colts WR Marvin Harrison, Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald and a little bit of Randy Moss now of the Titans. I have also been told by others that I remind them of Falcons WR Roddy White but I haven’t watched as much film on him as the other three I mentioned.
Scott Porter: What factors led to your decision to declare early as a Junior?
Torrey Smith: The biggest factor for me in my decision is that I already graduated college. I heard great feedback from others including my coaches, NFL coaches among many others that I got feedback from. In the end the fact that my mother supported my decision so I was very comfortable with it. The people who I respect the most supported me throughout my decision so I felt it was my time.
Scott Porter: What are your goals for the NFL?
Torrey Smith: My main goal is just to help out a team no matter what way it is. If they find me best suited for a role as long as it helps the team then win then I will do whatever it is. I want to win a Super Bowl and contribute in the best way possible to doing so. I just want to be part of a winning team.
Scot Porter: What will you miss most about playing football at Maryland?
Torrey Smith: The fans and my teammates.
Scott Porter: How would you describe your style of play?
Torrey Smith: I would describe my style as being very balanced. I feel as if I am a do it all WR. I am bigger than the average speed WR. I can catch the ball and run very well after the catch. Which you don’t find a lot of WR’s who have the size, speed, awareness and ability to make people miss as well as I feel I can bring to a team. I haven’t been asked to go across the middle of the field a lot, but I can surely do that. I have the size and speed to get separation and I am not afraid of taking a hit. I am a willing blocker but I am surely going to work on improving my blocking.
Scott Porter: What are your hobbies off the field?
Torrey Smith: Giving back to the community. I also love to fish. I like to chill with my family and friends. I do a lot of hunting, but my biggest passion if fishing. I love to fish.
Scott Porter: What are you looking forward to most about the NFL?
Torrey Smith: The new challenge it presents. Making it to the NFL itself is what I am looking forward to. Making it to the NFL is every man’s dream and now I have the opportunity to reach that dream. I have a good chance but I don’t want to take anything for granted. I just want to make it, do the best I can and come out with a Super Bowl ring.
Scott Porter: Who has been your biggest influence?
Torrey Smith: Probably the players I grew up idolizing and wanting to be like. Michael Vick was always a favorite player’s of mine. I played a lot of QB growing up and he was the guy I wanted to be like. Also the players I developed my game after like Randy Moss, Hines Ward and Ocho Cinco.
Scott Porter: What is the toughest part about playing the position of WR?
Torrey Smith: I always tell people that WR is the last leg on the offense. If there is a big run they are counting on your to block downfield. You can be the difference between a 10 yard run and an 80 yard run with your blocking. You have to be the difference in every play, weather it is the WR throwing the ball to you or you blocking for your RB’s for them to gain big plays. You’re the last leg, your team depends on you so much for the big play in the clutch situation. You have to find a way to come up with a big play and tough catches with the game on the line.