Great news, because some people have forgotten about him. He played in 8 games, rotational player, and he had 4 sacks and an INT.
A few weeks ago Marty and Rivera both said they felt good about his production in limited action. Yesterday on NFL Sirius, Marty also said he was pretty happy with Kearse and Neblett inside. He although thought that McClain and Fua would be much improved given they got starting experience.
He is basically a rookie this year--he was (as you probably already know) advised to stay in school, but when Harbaugh left, he did too. He wlaas projected to be a first or second rounder this year in one mock I read last year predicting the 2012 draft. I expect to see him in the rotation this year.