Aldon Smith Is the Biggest Wild Card in the 2011 NFL Draft

February 8, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When Missouri DE Aldon Smith announced his intentions to leave school early for the NFL back in January, it didn’t exactly send shock waves through the world of sports.

Smith’s announcement wasn’t anywhere to be found on the front page of the USA Today sports page the following day, it wasn’t the lead story on Pardon the Interruption and it sure wasn’t a heavy topic of interest on any of the thousands of nationwide sports radio shows.

The lack of attention shouldn’t have been a shock to Smith or any of his supporters, considering he was, after all, a relatively unknown commodity.

Maybe that’s what you get for playing at Missouri, a school that’s been consistently successful on the field of play over the last few seasons while remaining relatively invisible in the eyes of the nationwide sports media.
Or maybe, just maybe, that’s what you get when you choose to leave school early after playing only two sea...

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