49ers still rooting for Alex Smith to succeed

49ers still rooting for Alex Smith to succeed
May 6, 2013, 7:30 am
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The 49ers have a rooting interest in Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs in the upcoming season.

As part of the trade that sent the 49ers' top overall pick from the 2005 draft to Kansas City this offseason, the 49ers will receive a second-round pick in the 2014 draft if the Chiefs finish with an 8-8 record or better, Sports Illustrated's Peter King reported.

If the Chiefs finish below the .500 mark, the 49ers will receive a third-round draft pick. The Chiefs finished with a 2-14 record last season. The team hired former Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid in the offseason and selected Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher with the No. 1 overall pick.

Already, the Smith trade has contributed to the 49ers landing two players and an additional pick in next year's draft. The Chiefs have already sent this year's second-round pick, No. 34 overall, to the 49ers as part of the deal, which was finalized on March 12.

The 49ers traded that pick to the Tennessee Titans, who moved up six spots to select wide receiver Justin Hunter.

The 49ers selected defensive lineman Tank Carradine at No. 40. The seventh-round pick the 49ers also acquired from the Titans was packaged to trade up five spots in the third round to choose Auburn outside linebacker/defensive end Corey Lemonier. In addition, the 49ers received a third-round pick from the Titans in the 2014 draft.

The 49ers own 10 picks in next year's draft, with another expected when compensatory selections are announced in March 2014.

49ERS 2014 DRAFT PICKS
1. First round: Own pick
2. Second round: Own pick
*3. Third round: Kansas City pick in 2013 Alex Smith trade
4. Third round: Tennessee pick in 2013 draft day trade
5. Third round: Own pick
**6. Third or fourth round: Compensatory
7. Fourth round: Own pick
8. Fifth round: Own pick
9. Sixth round: Own pick
10. Seventh round: Carolina pick in 2012 Colin Jones trade
11. Seventh round: Own pick
*-Conditional pick from Kansas City is a second-round selection if Chiefs finish 2013 with an 8-8 record or better.
**-The 49ers are in position to gain a compensatory pick due to a net loss of qualifying 2013 free agents. The pick, resulting from Dashon Goldson's departure, is expected to be a third- or fourth-round selection.

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