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Aldon Smith

Aldon Smith
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Defensive End

Missouri


College Position: Defensive End
School: Missouri
Grade: Sophomore
Height: 6-5
Weight: 255
Birthdate: 11-30-1989
Draft Projection: Mid First
Overall Rank: 19
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Defensive End (6)
3-4 Linebacker (3)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2011 Draft by the San Francisco 49ers in the 1st round with the #7 pick.
A long, athletic, sudden pass rusher off the edge who gives the 49ers a great option to get after the quarterback in their 3-4. He's a big guy and very explosive with a great toolbox for the position. A natural pass rusher, Smith gives Harbaugh some teeth off the edge. The 49ers will likely be looking for a quarterback as well as secondary help later in the draft.

Combine Results



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Strengths

  • Toolsy rush linebacker prospect
  • Athletic with good measurables - exceptional speed and length
  • Displays natural pass rushing skills
  • Plays best going downhill
  • Has some experience playing standing up and dropping in coverage
  • High upside pass rusher for a 3-4
  • Long arms and wingspan
  

Weaknesses

  • Lacks the bulk to be a 4-3 defensive end - toned but slight build with skinny legs
  • Raw
  • Inconsistent effort - especially in pursuit
  • Slow to diagnose plays
  • Over reliant on speed and athleticism at this stage
  • Plays high
  • Broken leg limited him to 10 games in 2010
  • Reminds of former Georgia Tech DE Michael Johnson

News

Prospect DE Kony Ealy - Apr 9 (Arman Markazi)
2014 NFL Draft Debate - Who should the Houston Texans draft with the 1st pick? - Feb 20 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
Week 11 Pickups of the Week - Nov 13 (Brian Bailey)
2011 NFL Draft Recap: NFC West Grades - Jun 5 (Chris Maier)
Chris Maier's 2011 NFL Draft Winners and Losers - May 3 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft: Day One Winners, Losers and More - Apr 28 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft: Fran Duffy's Final Mock Draft - Apr 28 (Fran Duffy)
Six Bold Predictions for the First Round of the 2011 NFL Draft - Apr 27 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: Defensive End - Apr 22 (Chris Maier)
10 Players Likely To Be Overdrafted In the 2011 NFL Draft - Apr 6 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft Pick Analysis: Which Positions Provide the Best Value - Mar 17 (Fran Duffy)
A Rookie Scout's View on the NFL Scouting Combine - Feb 25 (Jared Counterman)
2011 NFL Scouting Combine: Who and What To Watch - Feb 22 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft: Confirmed Underclassmen - Jan 6 (Chris Maier)
A Draftniks Guide to the Bowl Games: Week 2 (Dec 25 - 31) - Dec 22 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Thanksgiving Edition - Nov 25 (Chris Maier)

Mock Draft Results


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