By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, April 28th, 2011 at 5:49 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Aldon Smith to the 49ers?
Didn’t see many mocks that had the defensive end out of Missouri that high. Reminds me of the Tyson Alualu pick by Jacksonville last year, so wait and see. Alualu turned out to be worth it.
I never thought Harbaugh would push for the No. 7 pick to be a quarterback. He simply couldn’t bring himself to take a player who was inferior to the one he just had at Stanford, Andrew Luck.
For a moment I was afraid I’d left Smith out of the first round. Not so. Had him at No. 24 to New Orleans.
As for Tennessee’s pick of Washington quarterback Jake Locker, haven’t they already gone through the “athlete” with questionable passing skill issue with Vince Young?
He’s going to a meat-and-potatoes, grind it out system with a a former offensive lineman as his head coach in Mike Munchak. Don’t expect much.