Smith is the son of former NFL tight end, who played at Notre Dame before entering the NFL as a first-round pick of the New Orleans Saints in 1993. He was a Class 5A honorable mention All-Louisiana pick out of New Orleans' Brother Martin High School before signing with the Tide as a four-star recruit and top 10 tight end prospect nationally. Smith played as a reserve tight end as a true freshman in 2016, but did not catch any passes in nine games. He had more of a role in Alabama's title-winning 2017 season, starting 4 of 14 games played and catching 14 throws for 128 yards (9.1 average) and three scores. Smith garnered second-team All-SEC honors for his play as a junior, catching 44 passes for 710 yards (16.1 average) and seven touchdowns for the national runner-ups.
Irv Smith Jr. Rookie Minicamp Highlights
Watch highlights of TE Irv Smith Jr. from 2019 Vikings rookie minicamp.
Film Room: How Alabama Utilized Irv Smith Jr.’s Strengths
Former Vikings player and coach Pete Bercich goes back to the film room and breaks down the game of TE Irv Smith Jr. to see how Alabama chose to utilize him in college, what made him such an effective college player, and more.
Irv Smith Jr. Draft Room Call: "Let's Do It, Baby!"
Go inside the Vikings draft room as General Manager Rick Spielman makes the call to Alabama TE Irv Smith Jr. to inform him he was selected by the team in round two of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Irv Smith Jr. Highlights
View highlights of Alabama TE Irv Smith, who the Vikings selected with the 18th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Breaking Down Alabama TE Irv Smith Jr.'s College Highlights
Watch a breakdown of Alabama tight end Irv Smith Jr.'s college highlights.
Vikings Select Alabama TE Irv Smith Jr. In Round 2 of the 2019 NFL Draft
Pro Football Hall of Famer Carl Eller announces the Minnesota Vikings selection of Alabama tight end Irv Smith Jr. No. 50 in Round 2 of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Smith Jr.: I Pride Myself On Being A Versatile Player
One of the newest Vikings, Alabama TE Irv Smith Jr., FaceTimed in to TCO Studios on Friday night to chat with vikings.com's Mike Wobschall about the draft process, what he takes pride in regarding his own game, the talent that will surround him in Minnesota, and more.
Stephenson on Irv Smith Jr.: "A Perfect Fit For Our New Offensive Scheme"
Jamaal Stephenson, Vikings Director of College Scouting, spoke to the media after the team selected Alabama TE Irv Smith Jr. in round two of the 2019 NFL Draft.
First Draft: Alabama TE Irv Smith Jr.
Watch this "First Draft" installment surrounding Alabama tight end Irv Smith Jr.
Irv Smith Jr.'s Full 2019 NFL Scouting Combine Workout
Alabama tight end Irv Smith Jr. works out at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine.
Irv Smith Jr. Looking To Follow Father's Footsteps
Alabama tight end Irv Smith Jr. joins "Combine Today" to talk about his combine process and comparisons to his father, Irv Smith Sr. who was a former first-round selection.