Aldon Smith #99 DE
Height: 6-4 Weight: 265 Age: 27
Born: 9/25/1989 Greenwood , MS
Experience: 6th season
High School: Raytown HS [MO]
Selected By: San Francisco 49ers
Pick (Overall): 7 (7)
Smith has a chance to turn into a disruptive starting NFL 4-3 end if he can improve his strength and tenacity and become more stout against the run. He's got so much potential. He's a fluid, natural pass rusher who overcomes lack of excellent get-off with terrific hand usage, elite lateral-mobility, very good closing speed, and a strong desire to get to the quarterback. Provides some value maintaining outside contain, pursuing from the backside, and making plays outside of the box, but could struggle a bit against the downhill running game. Smith has steadily climbed his way into the first round.
Published: April 28, 2011 at 08:53 p.m.
The 49ers select Missouri DE Aldon Smith with the seventh overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Published: April 7, 2011 at 02:30 p.m.
A look at draft prospect Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith.
Published: March 11, 2011 at 05:17 p.m.
Watch Missouri DE Aldon Smith work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.