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49ers target Smith, but signability a concern

Originally Published: April 18, 2005
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

There is still a chance that Alex Smith will not be the first pick in this weekend's NFL draft but four league sources, all involved to varying degrees in the selection process, confirmed on Monday afternoon that the standout Utah quarterback is first in the hearts of the San Francisco 49ers.

Officials from the 49ers, who won the dubious distinction of having the top choice by virtue of their 2-14 record in 2004, apprised the representatives for Aaron Rodgers over the weekend that they favored ...

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