Tuesday, October 11, 2011
On 49ers' Smith, Seahawks' Baldwin
By Mike Sando
Passing along: The San Francisco 49ers' Aldon Smith and the Seattle Seahawks' Doug Baldwin are up for rookie honors through NFL.com this week.
Smith, drafted seventh overall, is coming off a two-sack game against Tampa Bay. He has 3.5 sacks in his last two games, and for the season. Baldwin, undrafted out of Stanford, caught eight passes for 136 yards and the winning touchdown against the New York Giants.
Smith ranks second to Von Miller among rookies in sacks. Miller has five.
Baldwin ranks third among rookies with 20 receptions, behind only first-round picks Julio Jones (25) and A.J. Green (24).