Aldon Smith Scouting Report
Aldon Smith
Aldon Smith - Missouri (HT: 6-4¼ - WT: 263)
Combine 40: 4.78 - Position Rank: 2 of 55

Positives: Good agility... Very solid pass rusher... Explosive... Great first step... Good snap instincts... Good bend on the corner... Good length and long arms... Will affect passing lanes when he cannot reach the quarterback... Gets after the quarterback... Can collapse the pocket... Good arsenal of moves... Very solid swim move... Can be used on defensive line stunts... Solid against the run... Makes plays in the backfield... Good change of direction agility... Good tackler... Good mobility... Gets to the ball carrier... Stays active... Solid drops in coverage... Plays well in space... Closes quickly... Hard worker... Relentless... Good motor... Has the frame to add 8-10 pounds... Schematic versatility, ran a 4.78-40 at the combine, can be disruptive as a 4-3 DE or stand up as 3-4 OLB... As redshirt freshman in 2009, Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year and Freshman All-American, All-Big 12 second team... Has a lot of potential, has only been playing football since he was a junior in high school.

Negatives: Lacks strength and bulk... Does not appear to have much man-muscle yet... Pass rush tendencies will become predictable... Can sometimes be washed out against the run... Would be a project as a 3-4 outside linebacker... A fractured fibula sidelined him for three games in 2010.

  112 78 34 29 16 2 1 0 0
2009 Missouri   64 44 20 19 11½ 1 0 0 0
2010 Missouri   48 34 14 10 1 1 0 0

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