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    Reggie Smith safety San Fran

    Rotoworld mentioned that Reggie Smith could be the odd man out in SF after they franchised Goldson.

    He is a young player, 6'1 200lbs that was a CB at Oklahoma.

    Seems like he could be a good low cost option with nice upside.

    Does anyone have thoughts/knowledge as a player? I don't know much....

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    Sign this beast! :D

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    Found a couple things on him on espy:

    Smith needed some time to develop safety skills after playing corner in college and is starting to show why he was highly rated. He has excellent range and speed for coverage over the top and is fluid in his drops with the ability to flip his hips and match most tight ends and running backs on downfield routes. He still needs some work on route recognition and reading the quarterback's eyes from off coverage, but shows good agility and quickness in transition to plant and close on the ball. He is an adequate tackler in space but could do a better job of keeping his feet and wrapping up.

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    [QUOTE=GMCJETS;4382204]Sign this beast! :D[/QUOTE]

    Get him. And sign Braylon. We'll dougie all over people.

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    [QUOTE=eaglenj;4382400]Found a couple things on him on espy:

    Smith needed some time to develop safety skills after playing corner in college and is starting to show why he was highly rated. He has excellent range and speed for coverage over the top and is fluid in his drops with the ability to flip his hips and match most tight ends and running backs on downfield routes. He still needs some work on route recognition and reading the quarterback's eyes from off coverage, but shows good agility and quickness in transition to plant and close on the ball. He is an adequate tackler in space but could do a better job of keeping his feet and wrapping up.[/QUOTE]



    ... sounds like exactly the type of guy we could use ... & ... may be able to afford/get ...

    ... like your thinking ...







    l_j_r

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    Betty White can do better than Smith. ;) Seriously, I hope the Jets give this some consideration.

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    ... couple of youtube clips ...


    2008 training camp

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvCz3r8mooY&feature=related[/url]

    2009 end of game

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfZItyO2C1g&feature=related[/url]

    this one from 2010

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIo_jeEt2GE[/url]


    and college highlights at OU

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3z39vl8kH_M&feature=related[/url]






    l_j_r

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    Thanks for posting the You tube clips. He is young and plays hungry. Could be a very good addition to a secondary that includes Revis and Cro.

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    Nice find, good thread, I'm all for it.

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    Interesting ... This would be an intelligent move low spotlight move ... Let's see if Tanny passes,

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    Here is his pre-draft scouting report....

    Everything I read on this guy makes me like him more. We need a safety that has more CB in him then SS. Plus a young guy like this is going to come a lot cheaper then someone like huff or griffin. I hope this is the type of value danny looks for given our cap situation and the holes we need to fill.

    Smith's stock is rapidly rising after a stellar junior season and he is being projected as a first-round pick. As a freshman, he received Freshman All-America and All-Big 12 accolades from The Sporting News after recording 47 tackles and two interceptions. The honors kept coming after an impressive sophomore season, during which he made 41 tackles and picked off three passes. He was named the preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year coming into his junior season and he hasn't disappointed, starring in a talented Sooners' defense. Heading into OU's Big 12 title game tilt with Missouri, Smith has 74 tackles (55 solo, 19 assists, 6.5 for loss, one sack), three interceptions, 10 pass breakups, and a fumble return for a touchdown. Smith's primary position in college has been strong safety, though he has also seen time at corner. Several services have him pegged as a corner on the next level, though he could very well remain at safety. With great size and speed, he can match up well with the league's taller, bigger receivers. He loves to be wherever the ball is, may it be making a tackle, defending a pass, or going for a loose ball. Wherever he plays in the secondary, he can be a big-time player. He could also be a kick and punt returner, where he has performed well in college (one return for a score last season). Oklahoma has produced a lot of pro talent on the defensive side of the ball and Smith stands to be another in that line. If he elects to bypass his senior season, the timing couldn't be better with the season he's having. There are a lot of players jockeying to be in the first few defensive backs off of the board and when draft day comes, there's a good chance Smith could be one of those guys. Update (12/28/07): Smith won't play in next week's Fiesta Bowl against West Virginia due to a broken big toe on his right foot. The toe was broken during OU's 38-17 victory over Missouri in the Big 12 Championship Game on Dec. 1. Because of the injury, Smith's streak of 39 consecutive games played (every game since he's been at Oklahoma) will end and it could be a premature end to his collegiate career, as the 2007 All-Big 12 first-teamer is still widely projected as a first-round pick in next April's draft. Smith ends his junior season with 78 tackles (seven tackles for loss), one sack, three INTs, 11 pass breakups, and a fumble return for a touchdown. Update (4/12/08): After not working out at the combine and Oklahoma's Pro Day, Smith, along with receiver Malcolm Kelly, worked out for scouts on Wednesday. It was a mostly good day for Smith, who showed great jumping ability with a 39 1/2 inch vertical and a broad jump of 10 feet, 9 inches and he also did well in the 20-yard shuttle (4.03 seconds) and 3-cone drill (6.7 seconds). However, he couldn't crack 4.6 in the 40, running a best of 4.61. That lack of timed speed could hurt Smith's draft status, but he should be drafted in the first two rounds and could still go in the first, because of his versatility and his play over the last three seasons.

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    In addition to possibly adding Smith, what about Darren Sharper for safety depth too. I know he didn't play last year, and his age is up there, but this guy is a playmaker. He could be solid depth at a position we really need a major upgrade.

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    [QUOTE=jetssjumets;4382599]In addition to possibly adding Smith, what about Darren Sharper for safety depth too. I know he didn't play last year, and his age is up there, but this guy is a playmaker. He could be solid depth at a position we really need a major upgrade.[/QUOTE]

    He retired...

    Former [URL="http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/no/new-orleans-saints"]New Orleans Saints[/URL] safety [URL="http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/1203/darren-sharper"]Darren Sharper[/URL] has decided to retire, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

    [URL]http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7292298/source-darren-sharper-formerly-new-orleans-saints-set-retire[/URL]


    eaglenj, good find on R. Smith!


    By giving Goldson the franchise tag, the 49ers have secured three of their pending free agents - Brooks and safety C.J. Spillman are the others - for the 2012 season.

    Spillman, who signed a three-year contract extension last week, is being eyed as the top backup at safety next season.

    That's partly because Goldson's designation makes it less likely that two other soon-to-be unrestricted free-agent safeties, Reggie Smith and Madieu Williams, will be back with the 49ers.

    Smith, a former third-round pick, would have started at free safety this past season if Goldson had not made an unexpected return to the team after being disappointed with the free-agent market. Williams, meanwhile, also saw his role decrease upon Goldson's return. Both he and Smith will be looking for bigger roles when free agency begins March 13.
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    Read more here: [URL]http://www.sunherald.com/2012/03/02/3791881/49ers-tag-dashon-goldson.html#storylink=cpy[/URL][/COLOR][/LEFT]

    [URL]http://www.sunherald.com/2012/03/02/3791881/49ers-tag-dashon-goldson.html[/URL]
    Last edited by C Mart; 03-03-2012 at 10:16 AM.

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    we need a safety asap

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    I assume he was a backup but I am not going to hold that against him b.c the 49ers secondary was all-world this past season.

    I like the fact that he has experience playing CB and he was coached well in college.

    He might turn out to be a good one but there are some unknowns. I think they would have to bring in some other guys just in case he doesnt work out.

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    [QUOTE=C Mart;4382657]He retired...

    Former [URL="http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/no/new-orleans-saints"]New Orleans Saints[/URL] safety [URL="http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/1203/darren-sharper"]Darren Sharper[/URL] has decided to retire, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

    [URL]http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7292298/source-darren-sharper-formerly-new-orleans-saints-set-retire[/URL]


    eaglenj, good find on R. Smith!


    By giving Goldson the franchise tag, the 49ers have secured three of their pending free agents - Brooks and safety C.J. Spillman are the others - for the 2012 season.

    Spillman, who signed a three-year contract extension last week, is being eyed as the top backup at safety next season.

    That's partly because Goldson's designation makes it less likely that two other soon-to-be unrestricted free-agent safeties, Reggie Smith and Madieu Williams, will be back with the 49ers.

    Smith, a former third-round pick, would have started at free safety this past season if Goldson had not made an unexpected return to the team after being disappointed with the free-agent market. Williams, meanwhile, also saw his role decrease upon Goldson's return. Both he and Smith will be looking for bigger roles when free agency begins March 13.
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    Read more here: [URL]http://www.sunherald.com/2012/03/02/3791881/49ers-tag-dashon-goldson.html#storylink=cpy[/URL][/COLOR][/LEFT]

    [URL]http://www.sunherald.com/2012/03/02/3791881/49ers-tag-dashon-goldson.html[/URL][/QUOTE]

    Thanks. I did not know that. Too bad. IMO, he would have made an excellent backup and could teach Smith a thing or two. Just should consider adding him to the coaching staff.

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