Draft Rewind 2011 – Aldon Smith – San Francisco 49ers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about ALDON SMITH: Missouri, 6042 263 4.74. 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. Has experience dropping into coverage. No question that Smith has serviceable skills, but can play as disinterested as he is explosive. Will sprint or jog in pursuit. Not a fast twitch guy, unless he knows his destination. Gets tied up and is slow to disengage. Question effort tempo, lack of urgency at times, and consistency. Athletic and talented pass rusher who is just learning to play the game. Raises up on snap with a high pad level and tries to head slap every blocker. Grade based on flashes. High risk/high reward player. Career: 112 tackles, 29 TFL, 17 sacks, 7 PBU, 1 FR, 2 FF. Edge speed:left 2.06, right 2.19. OSR:13/26. First/second round. (A-35 3/8, H-9 3/4, BP-20, 10-1.66).

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