Smith already playing like an All-Pro
Almost nobody will argue with someone who says that Harrison Smith is one of the best (if not the best) safeties in the NFL today. If there were any doubters, Smith shut them up with another impressive performance on Sunday.
Against the Packers, the Vikings’ safety played a big factor in the team’s defense stepping up their performance after an abysmal first quarter.
During Green Bay’s fourth offensive drive of the day, Smith came up with a huge play after he was able to not only force the ball out of the hands of Packers receiver Geronimo Allison, but the Minnesota safety also recovered the fumble.
If not for Smith forcing and recovering the fumble on that drive, Green Bay might have gone down the field and increased their lead to 28 points. Instead, the Vikings’ got the ball and the momentum began to shift in the direction of the purple and gold.
Then two drives later, Smith made a great diving effort to break up a pass intended for Packers receiver Davante Adams that could have resulted in a gain of over 30 yards. What the Minnesota safety was able to do on that play quickly reminded everyone why he was a First-Team All-Pro selection in 2017.