NFL Draft 2012: 4 Quarterbacks Who Must Be on the San Francisco 49ers' Big Board

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NFL Draft 2012: 4 Quarterbacks Who Must Be on the San Francisco 49ers' Big Board
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Leading up to the 2012 NFL Draft, there will be significant buzz surrounding top quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.  The San Francisco 49ers will not be part of that conversation.

However, that does not mean they are not thinking of using one of their seven picks on that position.

In order to better prepare for the future they need to consider a play-caller with one of their middle- or late-round selections.  

Last year, they went out and traded up in the draft to grab Colin Kaepernick in the second round. With his assumed development over the past year and Alex Smith’s likely return, that kind of move is unnecessary this time around.

Creating competition for the primary backup spot and possible future starting role should be the goal.

Here are four quarterbacks who fit that mold and must be on the 49ers big board:

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