Mock drafts are all over the map on where Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen will end up, but one report out today suggests that any mock draft having Clausen going lower than 13th overall is mistaken.
Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News reports, citing an NFL source, that there’s little doubt the 49ers would select Clausen at 13.
The 49ers have indicated that they’re sold on Alex Smith as their starter, David Carr as their backup and Nate Davis as the young quarterback they’d like to develop, but those plans would apparently get a shakeup if they can get Clausen.
San Francisco’s acting G.M., Trent Baalke, said today that Smith was the 49ers’ quarterback. But he also wouldn’t rule out drafting a quarterback at 13, and the only quarterback who would make sense there is Clausen.