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  1. ThreeSportStar80

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    Aldon Smith Is the Biggest Wild Card in the 2011 NFL Draft


    By Danny Flynn
    (Featured Columnist) on February 8, 2011


    When Missouri DE Aldon Smith announced his intentions to leave school early for the NFL back in January, it didn’t exactly send shock waves through the world of sports.

    Smith’s announcement wasn’t anywhere to be found on the front page of the USA Today sports page the following day, it wasn’t the lead story on Pardon the Interruption and it sure wasn’t a heavy topic of interest on any of the thousands of nationwide sports radio shows.

    The lack of attention shouldn’t have been a shock to Smith or any of his supporters, considering he was, after all, a relatively unknown commodity.


    Read more here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/601009-aldon-smith-the-biggest-wild-card-in-the-2011-nfl-draft
  2. ThreeSportStar80

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    I'm intrigued with this guy... I think he could be a possibility with the 9th pick. He's 6-5 and 260, wow pair him with Ware and you possibly will have the two fastest edge rushers in the NFL.
  3. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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    idk aldon does look or test as fast as spencer did when he came out...But maybe spencer is just a lazy player (which i think he is).

    But i would like aldon smith but not at 9 maybe in the teens.
  4. ThreeSportStar80

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  5. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    aldon smith = brandon williams.
  6. locked&loaded

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    He timed slower than people thought he would, and he looks like a stick.

    Im not sure where the enamor comes from, what round would people want to look at him?

    Ill take this time to pimp Justin Houston. Hes the man.
  7. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Because he is physical and a beast at the point of contact.
  8. RS12

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    The had an interview with him on ESPN today, NFL Live, I believe. Did not come off as overly bright, but I guess you dont have to be to chase QBs.
  9. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    I think it might have been nerves. He has not had a lot of national face time.
  10. ThreeSportStar80

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    He looks fast on film... That's all that matters to me.
  11. rash

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    beat me to the article...was gunna post this.

    anyways, i am 50 50 on aldon. I've seen several people praise him, but the majority have something negative to say about him (plays too stiff, lack of lateral quickness off the edge, etc)

    I honestly think Rob Ryan can do with what hes got at the OLB position. I can see him get the best out of Victor Butler this year. Don't be surprised to see Victor starting for us if and when Spencer walks (but that is assuming spencer doesn't improve under ryan). Regardless, I think one of the guys in the shadows of Ware will come through this year. Having said that, we have other needs to adress (even if you can "never have too many pass rushers")
  12. marchetta

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    Aldon Smith = Manny Lawson
  13. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Manny is a stick. You can use Smith as an interior guy as well while being creative.
  14. ThreeSportStar80

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    I'm done with Spencer... I believe internally the Cowboys are too.
  15. locked&loaded

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBee49viSK8

    you think he looks fast? Look at like 40 seconds in when he pics off the screen. He looks severely average, plus he does look like manny lawson, but alot slower.
  16. ABQCOWBOY

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    As an FYI, Smith ran a 4.67 at the combine. He also ran a 4.86. Bad start with his second run but that's how you get the 4.74 time. He is not slow. He has a confirmed time of 4.67 on the books.
  17. Dough Boy

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    Good point. Plus people put too much stock in 40 times for OLB/DE. How does he play? Smith plays fast. Even at 4.74, at 260 lbs, thats fast. I find the shuttle to be a better indicator for explsion. OLB need a quick 'get off' not track speed.
  18. ThreeSportStar80

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    Please no logic is allowed... :muttley:
  19. ThreeSportStar80

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    I agree...
  20. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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    what was his shuttle?
    compare it with the other OLB on our team

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