Troy SmithContributor IJuly 9, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO - DECEMBER 27: Dashon Goldson #38 and Brandon Jones #81 of the San Francisco 49ers are introduced against the Detroit Lions during an NFL game at Candlestick Park on December 27, 2009 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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                   Now, let me give this man the props before the NFL network and ESPN jump all over this man. Dashon Goldson WILL be a household name within the next two seasons as he continues to grow and mature into an NFL superstar. I personally watched this man play sixteen games last year and it made me smile everytime this man was a part of the play. Goldson is a pure beast when it comes to tackling and has great speed as well as excellent awareness when it comes to pass coverage.

                   Last season, we saw Goldson emerge as a solid starter for the San Francisco 49ers. He played all 16 games healthy and really got better as the season progressed. He earned a stat of 94 tackles combined with 76 of those being solo. He also got 2 sacks and 3 forced fumbles. While those aren't HOF stats right yet, they are very impressive for someone in their first year as a 16 game starter. Believe me, I was a fan of Taylor Mays before we drafted him and when we did I got extremely excited. For one Mays does indeed possess a skillset to help us out in the secondary but it was for the fact that I knew he would be back there with Goldson. While the rest of the football world continues to sleep on the 49ers secondary coverage, I smile to myself as I can only speculate at how many picks will be hauled in next year. I can not wait to watch Goldson drop low and clean the clocks of any opposing offense.

                  As I said earlier, I can only speculate, but with the players like number 38 Dashon Goldson in our defensive backfield, I can speculate with honest hope for the future. Players like number 38 personify the Singletary tradition of smash mouth football. It is the Singletary tradition that will lead us to that 6th Super Bowl championship but it will be the talents of players like Dashon Goldson that win it.