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Round 1, #7, the San Francisco 49ers selects Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri

http://www.freep.com/article/20110428/SPORTS01/110428034/Fellow-prospect-says-Aldon-Smith-would-good-pick-Lions-?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

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NEW YORK — If the Detroit Lions take Aldon Smith with the 13th pick in tonight’s NFL draft, Von Miller said there’s a good chance they’ll have back-to-back Defensive Rookie of the Years.

Miller was asked to name his favorite for the award, excluding himself, at the NFL Players Association Rookie Debut pre-draft function today.

“Aldon Smith,” he said without hesitation. “He’s a great guy on and off the field. And I really enjoyed the way he played. He played this year with a broken leg and he still had a lot of big plays, a lot of success. And if not him, Marcell Dareus honorable mention.”

Smith, who can play in either a 3-4 or 4-3 system, is a potential top-10 pick and might not get past the Houston Texans at No. 11. He set a Missouri record with 11 1/2 sacks as a redshirt freshman and had 5 1/2 last year despite a fractured right fibula.

The Lions are well stocked along the defensive line, but they won’t hesitate to add a top-flight pass rusher today to pair with reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year Ndamukong Suh.

Smith visited the Lions last month.

“He’s a big guy — he’s a huge guy,” Miller said. “Fast, quick. He can play through pain as he’s demonstrated this year. If you just cut on the film of that guy you’ll see why I think he should be Defensive Rookie of the Year.”
Originally posted by Multibomber:
Originally posted by NinerGM:
ROFL!! I love how the zone is usually WRONG!! ROFL!!! And the overreaction is hilarious as usual.

It's simple. The 49ers DO NOT HAVE A PASS RUSH. End of story. LOL! Everyone is hammering Baalke but this is absolutely 100% what Fangio saw on film AND his comments about our starting so-called outside LBs. Just because you arm-chair GMs didn't scout this guy, that's up to you. Clearly Prince is over-rated because we're not the only team passing on him.

Again, the 49ers will be stronger at the LOS.

Clearly Aaron Rogers is overrated cuz 21 teams passed on him.

Big difference. Prince will not be allowed to SIT like Rodgers was allowed to. Top 10 picks should be starting. As a starter today - Prince is overrated.
Did Smith visit the niners?
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:


Going up against Nate Solder and others in his first year.




How can you watch that clip and not be like DAMN!!!!!!!!!!



Most explosive pass-rusher behind Von Miller. I was happy when this pick was made originally, now I'm damn near ecstatic, this guy is a f**king beast!
Robert Quinn after setting out a year would be a reach. Aldon Smith is a big time player. Having lived in Missouri for quite a few years in the past, I have friends who are big Mizzou fans and they say this guy is a tremendous, disruptive pass rusher. Had he not hurt his leg last year early in the season, they (my friends) said he would have been top 1 or 2 drafted. JMO (or my friends opinions)
Nothing we can do now but wait to see him play. I'm sure the front office has more info on him than we do considering most of our info comes from reading bazillions of mock drafts written by questionable sports "authorities"..
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Originally posted by Sourball:
Robert Quinn after setting out a year would be a reach. Aldon Smith is a big time player. Having lived in Missouri for quite a few years in the past, I have friends who are big Mizzou fans and they say this guy is a tremendous, disruptive pass rusher. Had he not hurt his leg last year early in the season, they (my friends) said he would have been top 1 or 2 drafted. JMO (or my friends opinions)
Nothing we can do now but wait to see him play. I'm sure the front office has more info on him than we do considering most of our info comes from reading bazillions of mock drafts written by questionable sports "authorities"..



He played the entire season with basically a broken leg. That's heart and determination right there. Haven't been this excited about a guy since Patrick Willis!
i hope i'm proven wrong by a. smith but that hardly happens to me
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:


Going up against Nate Solder and others in his first year.

Nice! This kid looks freaking amazing! I know he's young, but he definitely looks like someone who can get to the pass rusher and make plays all over the field.

I'm definitely excited about this guy. Good pick!
If Aldon Smith pans out into a big time pass rushing threat next to P-Willis...it's f**king game over on the Defensive side.
Originally posted by Negrodamus:
i hope i'm proven wrong by a. smith but that hardly happens to me

that just means you make a lot of safe predictions. bravo.
I will be extremely disappointed if we trade this pick for Kolb.
Originally posted by dhp318:
I will be extremely disappointed if we trade this pick for Kolb.

Eric Branch said either Baalke or Harbaugh said they will not be trading
Aldon Smith

now if they lied, thats f**ked up
Originally posted by dhp318:
I will be extremely disappointed if we trade this pick for Kolb.

Same here. And it's not because I don't wanna give up Smith (I actually like the pick), its because there is no way in hell that Kolb is worth the 7th pick...
Aldon is gonna get it in!!

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