Smith is good..BUT he’s a guard. Durant is an OT. We didn’t necessarily need a guard, as we have Onwenu, Mason & at that point had Thuney. Next, Smith suffers from blood clots in his lungs which resulted in him missing time during both his freshman & sophomore seasons. Even though he’s since been medically cleared, NE probably didn’t feel comfortable with the risk after dealing with similar situations with Andrews & Cannon.Durant was expendable because the Queefs did the smart thing and drafted Trey Smith, who was therefore also available when Bill & the New Minions foolishly threw away their pick on UDFA-talent Billy Sherman.
Queefs not only keep the superior player (to both Durant & Sherman), they now receive our 7th-rounder next year as a reward for not trying to out-think everyone else.