2005 NFL draft do-over: Would Alex Smith still be first overall pick?

Published: Thursday, March 27 2014 10:45 p.m. MDT

Alex Smith, center, a quarterback from Utah, stands with friends and family after being selected as the No. 1 overall pick by the San Francisco 49ers at the 2005 NFL Draft in New York Saturday, April 23, 2005.

Gregory Bull, Associated Press

If the 2005 NFL draft could be redone, would Alex Smith still be the No. 1 overall pick?

No, says NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks in a recent breakdown of the 2005 draft.

Brooks said the 49ers, who selected the former Ute with the top pick in 2005, would likely have gone with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, while Smith would’ve been the one waiting hours in the NFL draft green room waiting for his name to be heard.

The analyst said he believes Smith would’ve slipped to the No. 15 overall pick, which happens to be Smith’s current team, the Kansas City Chiefs.

“Smith’s steady hand and superb leadership skills would’ve helped the Chiefs continue their winning ways long before 2013,” Brooks wrote in his analysis of the 2005 draft.

Check out Brooks’ 2005 NFL draft first round do-over here.

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