Totally agree...saw him play in their conf championship game and he was outstanding. He looks to have the total package...excellent pass rusher but stout against the run with the ability to make numerous plays behind the LOS. When I saw him I said to myself, he's a guy Baalke should look hard at. The impetus for that has arguably increased with Aldon's latest legal issues.
Originally posted by Kolohe:
I thought that was Preston Brown who met with the 9ers??
They met Smith at the Senior Bowl.
I'm not saying this guy would replace Aldon with no drop off in pass rush, but Ahmad Brooks is getting up there in age. Right after Brooks is done here (in SF not Hawaii lol) I would love to see Lemonier and Marcus Smith battle it out.....my money would be on Smith.
Before Smith blew up last year Lorenzo Mauldin was their (cards) best pass rusher and run defender out of the line and linebackers. Mauldin decided to stay at louisville for another year, probably a good decision for him.
With Brooks, skuta and lemonier on the roster I'm not sure if the 49ers draft another olb/de this high unless they don't have confidence in lemonier developing.
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