7. Alex Smith
Alex Smith will be best remember for his extraordinary selection. He got selected first by Bay Area team in a draft where Aaron Rodgers of California slipped to 24th. Despite his love for the game, Alex never let up on his education. He graduated from University of Utah with a GPA of 3.74. He guided San Francisco to NFC Championship in 2013.
Smith’s career in the limelight was cut shot due to Colin Kaepernick’s emergence. When Kaepernick came through Smith was forced to sign a deal with Chiefs. While Kaepernick became a golden boy for 49ers, Smith continued to amaze NFL followers with his bright mind and educational credentials.