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The San Francisco 49ers are reportedly considering trading their two first-round picks as they look to reclaim their picks amid the NFL draft this week.
ESPN Adam Schefter reported that the 49ers answered calls for the selections. They have no choice in rounds 2-4 and are currently not planning to choose again until # 156 in total after selection # 31. The 49ers also have choice # 13 after trading DeForest Buckner against the Indianapolis Colts.
San Francisco owes its second round pick to the Kansas City Chiefs (Dee Ford) and its third and fourth roundness to the Denver Broncos (Emmanuel Sanders). The Sanders’ business in particular stood out as a loss, the wide spreading the 49ers to the New Orleans Saints in free agency after having played only 10 regular season games in San Francisco.
“You will never stay the same,” said general manager John Lynch. told reporters to the combine project. “You get better or worse. We are improving. It gets harder with less fairness draft and things like that, but we also have a lot of good players who are part of us to move forward as well. . ”
The 49ers best bet at # 13 is a quarterback, either Justin Herbert or Tua Tagovailoa, falling from the top 10. At that time, a team in need of quarters in the 1920s – Jacksonville at # 20 , maybe – may want to trade to avoid being exceeded for value. The Jaguars are likely to drop their third-round pick (# 73 overall) in this scenario, according to the two. classic and modern write value charts.
That said, don’t be surprised if Lynch is tempted to stay at # 13, especially if the 49ers best rated receiver is on set. At least one of Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs and CeeDee Lamb is sure to be available at no. 13. All three would meet, on paper, a desperate need for a wide range of authentic No. 1. It is unlikely that one of the three was available in the 1920s, which means the 49ers would have to settle for a Justin Jefferson or a Tee Higgins.
This is considered one of the best wide receiver drafts in recent memory, but there is still a chasm between the top three and the rest of the class. With questions asked about Jimmy Garoppolo’s viability as a franchise quarterback, sticking to # 13 and picking up a wide range is worth exploring.