Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:Originally posted by dj43:Originally posted by DarthNiner:Considering the need issues and the other players available at the time, Aldon was the most logical selection.Originally posted by modninerfan:Originally posted by forty9ers49:Originally posted by SnakePlissken:Originally posted by kidash:
BUT... BUT... HE'S A BUST! (as some already proclaimed)
I've been pretty neutral on this pick, but I think it's literally the "Tyson Alualu" pick of 2011. -Everybody's thinking he should have been picked in the 'teens', but everything will work itself out in the end.
I Agree. I wasn't overly excited but wasn't upset either. The more I thought about, it the more I thought about the Jags pick last year. He ended up doing pretty well. Also Smith's size makes me think he has a better chance to be succesfull as opposed to Lawson coming out (240 lbs)
What the hell are you guys smoking? Tyson Alualu? nobody had Alualu going in the first round, let alone top 10. Aldon Smith was a top 15 pick, top 10 by many. If this pick was a reach it wasnt by much.
This next part isnt necessarily pointed at you guys above, but I gotta say it. Everybody flipping out over this pick is annoying the hell out of me... it only shows how little you know about this kid and what little research was done on your part. Aldon Smith was a top prospect plain and simple. How so many of you guys slept on him is beyond me. OTC, Maddog, etc... they can say what they want because they've done their homework and IMO have all the right in the world to voice their concern... But for those of you who have never heard of Aldon Smith and are giving up on the pick are only embarrassing yourselves.
with all that said i'm outta here, gonna go back to the Parking lot where the majority of posters arent a bunch of chicken littles
For the record, OTC and MadDog had Aldon Smith at #11. Not really a reach in my opinion.
Kinda disagree. I think (along with most draftniks and experts) Robert Quinn is/was a better pure 3-4 OLB prospect than Aldon Smith (who, now that he bulked up, seems to be more of a Justin Tuck type of combo 4-3 DE/DT)...obviously JH and TB didn't think so, and that's all that matters.
Don't get me wrong, I love me some Aldon Smith, but I think Quinn would've been a better pick.
I don't put a lot of stock in draftniks and "experts", but I was on the Quinn bandwagon too. The tipoff in Quinns favor was his championship caliber athleticism in a related sport . . . wrestling. That requires quickness flexibility and strength and will translate well to being a pass rusher and change of direction specialist.
Now our division opponents get him. I'm not happy about that.
I cannot help but believe that he was downgraded by the Niners out of medical concerns. If so, their decision cannot really be criticized.
And I actually am quite optimistic about the Aldon pick. He's still growing and could turn out to be a stud. This is the first Niner pick in a long time that wasn't a vanilla, media-type pick. Could be that the Niners are finally focused on their evaluations and have the conviction to act on it. As opposed to keeping one eye on what is perceived to be the smart pick. That course hasn't worked out too well in the recent past.
[ Edited by Rsrkshn on Apr 29, 2011 at 09:45:38 ]