2003 NFL Draft, Round 7, No. 241 Overall
With the Brandon Doman trial not working out, the 49ers elected to go back to the draft and try again in 2003. This time, they selected former Miami QB Ken Dorsey in Round 7.
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Dorsey had a strong collegiate career with the Hurricanes, finishing his four-year stint with 86 touchdowns against 28 interceptions and over 9,500 passing yards.
Yet Dorsey’s arm strength was a primary reason he slipped all the way into the draft’s final round, where San Francisco scooped him up at No. 241 overall.
Dorsey is best remembered as being one of the primary signal-callers during San Francisco’s horrendous 2004 season, in which the team went 2-14. Over the course of seven starts, Dorsey managed a 54.4 percent completion percentage and tossed six touchdowns against nine interceptions.
He managed to hang around for another year with the Niners, although he had been rendered little more than a depth option behind San Francisco’s first-overall draft pick in 2005, Alex Smith.
Dorsey was out of the league by 2009.