by Ryan Wilson
Four years ago this April, Aaron Rodgers spent nearly six hours inside Radio City Musical Hall waiting to hear Paul Tagliabue call his name. The former Cal star was considered one of the two best quarterbacks of the 2005 draft -- Utah's Alex Smith was the other -- but the pre-draft speculation had him going anywhere from first-overall to the bottom third of the first round.
The latter turned out to be the case -- the 49ers and first-year head coach Mike Nolan, with the top pick, tied their future to Alex Smith (the decision would inevitably cost Nolan his job) -- and history could repeat itself next month.
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