Saturday, February 19, 2011

2011 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Aldon Smith

Aldon Smith, DE/OLB, Missouri (6'5" 260 lbs.)

Positives: He is an explosive player with a great first step. At 6'5", he has long arms and can disrupt passing lanes. He has been solid when asked to drop into coverage and can close on the ball. Very good run stopper who's always around the ball. Has plenty of upside, still very raw.

Negatives: He needs to bulk up, add 15-20 pounds of muscle. Has a tendacy to rely on his speed more than technique. Doesn't have a defined role in the NFL, could be a rush linebacker on a 3-4 team, or undersized defensive end on 4-3 team.

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