- Aug 13, 2003
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NFL teams, including the Minnesota Vikings, are discussing trades with the San Francisco 49ers in an attempt to acquire their No. 1 pick, a source has said.
If a trade was finalized, it would have an impact on the Dolphins at No. 2, allowing them their choice of either of the two top quarterbacks -- California's Aaron Rodgers or Utah's Alex Smith.
The source said that the Vikings, looking to replace recently traded Pro Bowl receiver Randy Moss, would offer the 49ers at least their two first-round picks (Nos. 7 and 18) as well as their second-round pick (49) for the 49ers' top pick so they could grab Michigan receiver Braylon Edwards.
The 49ers, believed to be more interested in Rodgers than Smith, have also been looking to fill a void left by the departure of Pro Bowl receiver Terrell Owens after the 2003 season.
The Dolphins have shown far more interest in Smith than Rodgers, bringing him in for a two-day interview earlier this week. Saban has identified running back as an area to bolster rather than quarterback, in which case, Auburn tailback Ronnie Brown would still be their primary target.