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Are 49ers blowing smoke about Ahmad Brooks?

With his size and skills, Ahmad Brooks could become anything from a menace-spewing Dick Butkus to a game-altering Julius Peppers. Yes, the Virginia product with the great talent and suspect character has that kind of versatile potential, and the 49ers definitely are interested in what he could bring to their 3-4 defensive scheme. But will SF spring for him in the supplemental draft? The answer is…

Not likely. After Brooks' impressive workout Thursday in sweltering heat at the University of Virginia campus – a workout attended by 31 NFL teams, with the 49ers represented better than any of the others – the price to acquire Brooks figures to be just too high for a San Francisco regime that has had Brooks on its radar since the moment it took control of the team in early 2005. Brooks – a real...

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