Originally written on Niner Noise  |  Last updated 10/23/11
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 Justin Smith is not a name you would hear from almost any NFL fan of a team other than the 49ers  when talking about great defensive lineman around the league. He doesn’t even get that much respect or nearly the attention he deserves as a great defensive lineman, he’s the best player not that many people know about. Smith is a blue collar player who gives 110% on every snap with an unrelenting motor and unmatched desire. Smith doesn’t get the credit he deserves for a few reasons, he’s played on bad teams in Cincinnati and San Francisco  and he’s not flashy. Smith does not have signature move, he’s not the fastest guy in the league, but he’s one of if not the best defensive lineman in the entire NFL.Smith does whatever it takes for his team to win, he lines up primarily at DE but also moves inside to defensive tackle on a lot of 3rd down situations when the team brings in extra pass rushers. Justin is superior at the point of attack and almost always beats his man off the ball, a sc...
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