- Todd McShay, Scouts Inc.
The 49ers negotiated with Aaron Rodgers' agent Wednesday and were scheduled to negotiate with Alex Smith's agent Thursday in an attempt to pit one against the other and get the best deal possible. Contrary to popular belief, San Francisco could be in a great position in these negotiations. If the agents are dialed in to the rest of the teams selecting at the top of the draft, they will realize there is the potential for the odd-QB-out to plummet.
Our information points to the Dolphins' drafting Ronnie Brown at No. 2, the Browns' selecting Braylon Edwards at No. 3, the Bears' choosing either Mike Williams or Cedric Benson at No. 4 and the Buccaneers' drafting either Carnell Williams or Mike Williams at No. 5.
The quarterback the 49ers don't select with the top pick could very well plummet or he could go second overall to Miami.