Sixth-rounder Smith not intimidated by logos


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Steelers linebacker Sutton Smith (51) -- MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

In his final two seasons at Northern Illinois, Sutton Smith recorded 29 sacks as a defensive end.

He did it mostly against other talent in the MAC, but don't let that fool you. Smith was often at his best when the big lights came on.

In 2017, for example, he had six tackles, including five for a loss, and a sack against Boston College. Then, there was a six-tackle, four for a loss, two-sack game against Nebraska.

He followed that up in 2018 with 17 tackles and four combined sacks in games against Iowa (Big Ten), Utah (Pac-12) and Florida State (ACC).

Despite being a small guy from a small school, Smith played at his best on the big stage.

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