When we drafted Kaepernick he signed a 4 year contract and Harbaugh clearly conveyed that the "ideal" timeframe for his development is 3 years, so he'd be our starting QB in the final year of his rookie deal, unless we go into his 4th year(1st year starting) by giving him a contract extension which IMHO would be incredibly foolish. Think about that, ideally Kaepernick will not see the field until the 2014 season, what we draft in 2014 has little to no bearing on what we will do in 2015. GM's barely even build 4-5 year plans and in a world where the supposed "QB of the future" wont see the field until year 4 of this plan you really cant say that players who might only be on the team for 2 years(until their rookie deals expire) of Kaepernick's supposedly inevitable reign is just plain ignorant.
We are building the best football team possible, it doesnt matter who the QB will be in 3 years, that will matter in 3 years. Quit looking for reasons to connect Kaepernick's "inevitable reign as our starting QB" or Smith's deficiencies to how we are drafting right now. The entire goal is to field the best team possible, not to make draft picks because of our QB when they might not ever play together. It would just be pure coincidence that we draft speed players when we are DEVELOPING a strong armed QB.
[ Edited by sfout on Apr 29, 2012 at 10:46 AM ]