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

1000 dollars says says he gets at least 2 sacks on Sunday.
Originally posted by HoneyBadger49er:
1000 dollars says says he gets at least 2 sacks on Sunday.

I'll take the under, and he still get the record. 3-12 games that he got 2 or more sacks.
Originally posted by LottOfDefense:
Originally posted by HoneyBadger49er:
1000 dollars says says he gets at least 2 sacks on Sunday.

I'll take the under, and he still get the record. 3-12 games that he got 2 or more sacks.

2 1/2 sacks
Next season does Aldon make the transition to an OLB or does he play a DE in the 3-4 on base downs or do the niners switch to a 4-3 to keep him on the field more?
Originally posted by fister30:
Next season does Aldon make the transition to an OLB or does he play a DE in the 3-4 on base downs or do the niners switch to a 4-3 to keep him on the field more?

He should be a full time OLB in the 3-4. He's already been getting some reps during the games. We aren't going to switch the whole defense to 3-4. Pretty sure Fangio won't like that.
Originally posted by fister30:
Next season does Aldon make the transition to an OLB or does he play a DE in the 3-4 on base downs or do the niners switch to a 4-3 to keep him on the field more?

Elite pass rushing OLBs in the the 3-4, like D. Ware, only drop into coverage somewhere between 15-20% of the snaps anyway. Over the course of a game where he would be on the field 60-70 plays, that means he's only dropping 10-15 times a game. I believe he's plenty capable of doing that at this point. Would he be great at it initially? Probably not, but he's show some ability to do it already in limited opportunities, plus he'd be on the field a lot more, meaning more opportunities to do his main job, which is get after the opposing QB.
Fangio is able to build his defense around Willis and Aldon Smith. That's the run and the pass right there respectively in those 2 guys We're going to be good on defense for a while. Scary good!

Aldon played TE in high school and aspired to be a TE in college. Pretty sure he can catch the ball. Why not put this dude in the end zone for a TD pass. Do it Roman and Harbaugh !!!!
[ Edited by qnnhan7 on Jan 1, 2012 at 7:02 AM ]
Cobradors are indeed "scary creatures"

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/01/01/4155722/aldon-smith-transforms-into-a.html#mi_rss=49ers
Originally posted by wysiwyg:
Cobradors are indeed "scary creatures"

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/01/01/4155722/aldon-smith-transforms-into-a.html#mi_rss=49ers

Did he get a sack yet? I'm at work can't tell who is doing what!
Originally posted by solidg2000:
Did he get a sack yet? I'm at work can't tell who is doing what!

Nope
no sacks,not many opportunities
Let him play!!!
Aldon is going to eat on this Rams possession.