San Francisco had the most players selected, nine, including six from its second-ranked defense.
San Francisco linebacker Aldon Smith has three games left to get three more sacks and tie the single season record set by Michael Strahan. Based on the upcoming teams he will face, Smith will have a very good chance to put his name in the record books.
He is striving to be the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year and sacks leader in his second professional season.
Colin Kaepernick passed for 243 yards and two touchdowns in his first career start in place of the injured Alex Smith, and the San Francisco 49ers whipped the Chicago Bears 32-7 on Monday night.
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was back in the news recently. The rumor that he was assaulted doesn’t appear to be true, but the bottom line is that he continues to be involved in off-field incidents. He will need to mature quickly off the field to become an elite player on the field.
Since drafting him with the 7th overall pick in the 2011 draft, Aldon Smith has been a playmaker. He set all kinds of team records last year, and he is on pace this year to put up the same numbers. As his coaches realize that he can do more then just rush the passer, they have tried to find ways to keep him on the field. Give Smith a few years and the sky is the limit for the young outside linebacker.
ESPN’s NFL Power Rankings have the 49ers looking down at the rest of the league. The team was a unanimous pick as they are miles in front of their competition in the early season. With a young team they are only poised to get better moving forward.
The San Francisco 49ers do not have the luxury of easing into the 2012 season. First up on the schedule is the Green Bay Packers, a team with multiple Pro Bowlers on both sides of the ball, yet it’s their offense that steals the show.
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh says the team will likely “dodge a bullet” after linebacker Aldon Smith left Friday night’s 17-6 preseason victory over the Minnesota Vikings with a bruised hip.
The 49ers say rookie linebacker Aldon Smith is “recovering comfortably” from stab wounds suffered in a fight at a party near San Jose Saturday night that also resulted in gunshot wounds to two other men.