Aldon Smith Scouting Report

Aldon Smith

Height: 6’4
Weight: 258
College: Missouri
40 Time: 4.70
Class: Sophomore(RS)
Stock: Up
Projected: 1st Round

Stats

2010 – 48 tackles, 10.0 TFL, 4.5 sacks, 2 PBU, 1 INT
2009 – 64 tackles, 19.0 TFL, 11.5 sacks, 5 PBU

Overview:

Aldon Smith declared for this years draft despite only being a redshirt sophomore. You would think with his lack of experience he will need a lot of work but that really isn’t the case. He plays a lot smarter than I expected and he has already developed a solid repertoire of pass-rush moves. He is an impressive athlete and he is a much different player when he is healthy as opposed to after the leg injury. His lack of production this year may be puzzling to some. In reality, he played hurt most of this year, and the great burst he had, was limited. A team could potentially get a huge steal because of his low numbers. That is of course if he checks out to be 100% medically, which I don’t think will be a problem.

Scouting Report:

Positives

– Good size to play DE in the 4-3
– Impressive athlete
– Long arms and has the ability to add more weight to his frame
– Good burst off the LOS
– Can change directions quickly
– Has a good variety of pass-rush moves
– Has good speed to beat OT’s
– Uses his hands violently
– Has no problems disengaging from blockers
– Plays with great leverage
– Good run defender
– Moves well down the LOS to get to the ball carrier
– Explosive tackler
– Capable of landing big hits
– Great motor
– Lack of production because he played hurt
– Very high upside

Negatives

– Has only started 23 games
– Injury concerns after fracturing his fibula
– Needs to get stronger and add some bulk to his frame
– Gets moved around a lot by Missouri to get favorable match-ups
– Will miss on tackles occasionally because he leaves his feet, works against QB’s but shifty RB’s will take advantage of that

Skills
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Strength: 3.0
Quickness: 3.5
Pass Rush: 4.0
Point Of Attack: 3.5
Recognition: 3.0
Motor: 4.0
Pro Potential: 4.5

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