Re: Alex Smith vs. Colin Kaepernick
1.CK is drafted by Harbaugh. Smith isn't. CK is Harbaugh's guy.
2. Harbaugh saw something that he didn't like about Smith as their franchise QB last year
3.Harbaugh must saw something in CK last year(Predraft) and envisioned CK as their franchise QB if he pans out. CK continued to show his ability during practice and convince Harbaugh that he is a real deal and confirm Harbaugh's envision.
If there wasn't any QB Harbaugh liked in last year's draft, he is more than likely not drafting QB early.
Just a thought.