Bears rookie Roquan Smith uses physics to explain how he hits so hard
Roquan Smith was the No. 8 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. He was brought in to strengthen the middle of the Bears’ defense and has looked extremely good so far in his first season. Not only has Smith been a solid contributor for a lethal Bears’ defense, he has also shown off his ability to hit harder than most linebackers in the NFL.
Speaking to Bears’ sideline reporter Mark Grote, Smith hilarious used physics to explain how he is able to hit so hard.
Bears LB Roquan Smith on how his speed helps him hit hard: "Force equals mass times acceleration."
— Mark Grote (@markgrotesports) October 11, 2018
Throughout the first four games of his career with the Bears, Smith has racked up 18 tackles to go along with a sack and a defended pass. He has fit in perfectly with Chicago’s hard-hitting, playmaking defense and is already showing off the superstar potential that the Bears saw in him throughout the draft process.
Standing in at 6-foot-1 and 236 pounds, Smith is an intimidating presence for any opposing offensive player. He was an absolute beast for the Georgia Bulldogs in college and his game has translated perfectly to the NFL.
Chicago’s defense has performed above expectations so far this season. According to ESPN statistics, the Bears’ defense currently ranks as the league’s best overall defense. Smith has been a big part of that.
Khalil Mack was the big offseason addition for the Bears via a trade with the Oakland Raiders. He is making a strong case to win the Defensive Player of the Year award. His numbers through the first four games are 17 tackles, five sacks, four forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, an interception, a defensive touchdown, and two defended passes.
All of that being said, Smith is going to be a key piece for the Bears’ defense for years to come. Some may have said the Bears reached at No. 8 by taking Smith, but he is making those critics retract their comments.