Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/25/14

ST. LOUIS - JANUARY 3: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers listens on the sidelines during the game against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on January 3, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri. The 49ers beat the Rams 28-6. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
"With the first selection in the 2005 NFL draft, the San Francisco 49ers select Alex Smith, quarterback, Utah."It has been seven seasons since former commissioner Paul Tagliabue stood at the podium and announced Alex Smith as the first-overall pick of the draft. The 49ers had high hopes that Smith would be their next franchise quarterback, after throwing 32 touchdowns and only four interceptions in his Junior season at Utah.Smith has had an up and down career to this point -- the high point came in 2011 when he led the 49ers to the NFC Championship game and the low point came this past season when he was benched in place of second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick after suffering a concussion against the Rams.During Smith's time in San Francisco, he has had to deal with four head coaches (Mike Nolan, Mike Singletary, Jim Tomsula and Jim Harbaugh) and multiple offensive coordinators (Mike McCarthy, Norv Turner, Jim Hostler, Mike Martz, Singletary and Greg Roman).Granted...
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