Originally Posted by Ness
Well you never know. Alex Smith could get a season ending injury against Philadelphia next week. That would really make things look worse than they already are and the 49ers could be in position. I'm just asking you if you would take him, not if you would take him, but this or that. So your answer is yes then. You would take Luck if the 49ers had a shot, and Kaepernick's presence on the roster wouldn't effect your decision. Gotcha. Thank you.
But that's the "anti-Smith" / "not-sold on Kaepernick" pessimism. You bring up the "what if" of Smith being injured. I bring up the "what if" optimism of Alex Smith managing the team to 10 wins and a Divisional playoff birth.
The draft prospects following those vastly different seasons is far from marginal.