Aldon Smith
Aldon Smith
30-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Dallas Cowboys
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Aldon Smith in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Cowboys in April of 2020.
Conditionally reinstated by league
DEDallas Cowboys
May 20, 2020
The NFL conditionally reinstated Smith (suspension) on Wednesday, allowing him to take part in the Cowboys' virtual offseason program, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Due to myriad personal and legal issues, Smith hasn't taken the field since 2015, when he racked up 28 tackles (21 solo) and 3.5 sacks over nine games with the Raiders. When Smith signed a one-year deal with Dallas in April, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports relayed that the edge rusher had worked hard to maintain his sobriety, and the NFL was apparently satisfied with the progress he's made off the field. The 2011 first-round pick is now on a path to resume his career in 2020, but he'll need to remain on his best behavior in the months to come to ensure his spot on the Dallas roster.
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Measurables Review
How do Aldon Smith's measurables compare to other defensive ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 4"
265 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.74 sec
Shuttle Time
4.50 sec
Cone Drill
7.19 sec
Vertical Jump
34.0 in
Broad Jump
118 in
Bench Press
20 reps
Hand Length
9.75 in
Arm Length
35.38 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Smith is currently suspended for violating the NFL's substance policy, and won't be eligible for reinstatement until November. However, he is also dealing with an offseason issue that could make it hard for the NFL to welcome him back in 2016. Regardless, the Raiders have shown full support of Smith, and would likely deploy him as part of their pass rush as soon as he is eligible to take the field. If that were to occur, Smith may be worth a waiver claim, but remains undraftable in IDP leagues at this point in time.
Smith served a nine-game suspension last season due to his off-field issues, finishing with a disappointing 15 tackles and two sacks through seven games. His immaturity - as opposed to his talent - is what has held him back from being an elite pass rushing contributor in IDP leagues. Smith has signed with the Raiders, but it remains to be seen when he will become a full-time member of the team's defensive corps. When he is, he has the talent to provide the Raiders' pass rush with a major boost.
Smith continues to be a polarizing asset for the 49ers. He has the physical tools to be one of the best pass rushers in the NFL, but he can't seem to stay out of his own way. Smith missed five games after receiving a DUI and being placed in rehabilitation. He still produced when he was on the field (8.5 sacks in eight starts), but he'll now miss the first nine games of the coming season due to an NFL suspension.
Smith jumped in his second year with the 49ers to the elite pass-rushing category. His physical traits and agility on the edge make him a "beast" pursuing the quarterback and he is only entering his third year in the league.
Smith’s 14-sack rookie season is extremely impressive on the surface, but it becomes even more impressive when you note that he almost always was limited to passing-down work. He didn’t start a single game last year and still managed to finish with 37 tackles. Now that he’s more than likely headed for a full-time role in 2012, Smith should be able to make a serious run at the 60-tackle mark, and a sack total any less than 12 would be a disappointment. Just realize he might face a brief suspension after an offseason DUI arrest.
Smith will transition from a 4-3 defensive end in college to playing outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. He's going to be primarily asked to rush the passer.
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Hasn't yet met with commissioner
DEDallas Cowboys
May 12, 2020
Smith has yet to have an official meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell regarding his reinstatement, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Reinstatement unlikely before draft
DEDallas Cowboys
April 16, 2020
Smith (suspension) isn't expected to be reinstated by commissioner Roger Goodell prior to the NFL draft next week, Ed Werder of ESPN reports.
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Set for NFL return in Dallas
DEDallas Cowboys
April 1, 2020
Smith (suspension) agreed to a one-year contract with the Cowboys on Wednesday, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports.
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Arrested again
DEFree Agent
April 8, 2018
Smith was arrested Friday in San Francisco for allegedly violating a protective order originally issued on March 12, when the linebacker was arraigned on domestic violence charges, Jerry McDonald of the Mercury News reports.
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Turns in self to police
DEFree Agent
March 6, 2018
Smith (suspension) turned himself into the San Francisco Police Department on Tuesday following an alleged domestic dispute over the weekend, Brendan Weber of NBC Bay Area reports.
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