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April 23rd, 2005.Aaron Rodgers was projected by many to be the first overall pick of the 2005 NFL Draft. The San Francisco 49ers were on the clock, and they would eventually choose Alex Smith. One of the main storylines that followed the 49ers pick was Rodgers falling all the way down to 24. We all know how the rest of this story has played out so far. Rodgers would go on to succeed Brett Favre, win a Super Bowl and become one of the premier passers in the NFL, while Smith, who was finally hitting his stride in San Francisco, is starting his career over this season in Kansas City.Rodgers is just one example of a player dropping unbelievably far down in the draft. Who are this year's five candidates to drop down teams' draft boards? Without further ado, let's find out. **Don't forget to follow me on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for the latest updates in college and professional football!**Facebook: Robert VolioTwitter/Instagram: @robv923
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