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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Aldon Smith, 7th overall pick 2011 Draft

Smith, Aldon Missouri 6042 263 4.74

San Francisco 49ers
Junior entry. Two-year starter with outstanding athletic ability
and long arms. Red-shirt in 2008. Fractured the fibula in his
right leg versus San Diego State on 9/18/10 and missed the next 3
games. Played in 10 games over the season. Healed without surgery.
Had no sacks in 6 of his last 7 games. Plays in a 2 or 4 point stance.
His body of work is sporadic. What position is he going to play?
Right defensive end in a 4-man front or rush outside linebacker in
a 3-4 scheme? We graded his flashes from several 2009 and 2010
games. Top game as a red-shirt freshman was an 11-tackle effort
versus Texas in 2009 which included 4 TFL and 2 sacks. He disappears
for long stretches and then makes a key play, i.e.: a 58-yard INT in win
over Oklahoma, and two late clutch tackles versus Kansas in 2009 to
seal the game - his only two tackles of the game. Plays better when
schemed free - twists stunts. Plays every position in a 4-man front,
looking for match-up weaknesses. Instincts and awareness are
questionable. Hesitant. Will need to develop more pass rush moves.
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