In his second year in Oakland, Malcolm Smith registered 103 tackles, 1 interception, 2 forced fumbles and 3 pass deflections in 2016.
Even though Smith led the Raiders in most categories statistically, his play on the field shows different. Game in and game out, Smith struggled in coverage, being abused by tight ends and taking bad angles. If not lapses in coverage, Smith racked up penalties, totaling 8 for 82 yards.
Despite being just 27, Smith has been struggling with his flaws since coming into the league. Fortunately for Reggie McKenzie and the Raiders, there are more qualified interior backers in free agency and the draft.