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How about a win (Niners), win (Indy Colts), lose (Seattle SeaChickens) scenario??

So ... this morning I'm reading Nick and Trevor's Niners Nation Mock Draft 2.0 article and mazonmafia asks the question what would it take to trade up from #31 to #24 to beat Pete Carroll (Seattle has Pick #25) to Nick/Trevor's mock of UCLA DE Datone Jones to Seattle at #25 ... understand that Jones is the first round pick in my "Ideal Draft". So ... I look at my Trades Value Chart to determine and post an answer to the question. When I look at my trade chart I notice that the Indianapolis Colts only have FOUR draft choices in this year's draft. Let's see here ... Indy has needs everywhere but only has four picks; we have few needs but have 15 picks; and, Indy picks right in front of Seattle at #24. BINGO!! This starts me thinking at Mach 2! (Sorry ... as a retired business executive, that's the way my mind works.)

Can I get to my "dream draft" from here? And frustrate Pete Carroll at the same time? Let's try. I've got all the detail behind this but I don't want to bore you to death; so ... I'll just give you the outcome:

The Trades

1. IF Datone Jones is still available at #24 (as Nick & Trevor suggest), I pull the trigger on trade #1 with the Indianapolis Colts:

We acquire Pick #24 from Indy in exchange for Pick #31 + Pick #93 + Pick #212 + Pick #221. With Pick #24 we select DE Datone Jones (UCLA). Sorry Pete! Not! (If you're wanting to check my math, value of #24 is 740 and value of the picks that we give is 738).

2. No problem trading away the 7th round picks but we need that 3rd round pick back. So I pull the trigger on trade #2 with the Indianapolis Colts:

We reacquire Pick #93 ... value 128. Indy gets Picks #150, #157, #172 and a 4th round pick in 2014 ... total value of 127/128, depending upon whether we win or lose the 2014 Super Bowl. Thus, after these two trades, Indy ends up with eight 2013 picks and a 4th rounder in 2014. Our selections are reduced from 15 to 11.

Positional Needs Assumptions

For purposes of this post, I will assume that our positional needs in this draft are:

Defense: NT DE S CB

Offense: TE WR C RB

Special Teams: K

Resulting Niners Mock Draft (NFLDraftScout's overall ranking # in parenthesis after School)

Round 1 / Pick #24 (Indy): DE Datone Jones (UCLA) 19

Round 2 / Pick #34 (KC): TE Zach Ertz (Stanford) 43

Round 2 / Pick #61: CB Darius Slay (Mississippi State) 66

Round 3 / Pick #74 (Caro): NT Brandon Williams (Missouri Southern State) 74

Round 3 / Pick #93 (Indy): S D.J. Swearinger (South Carolina) 114

Round 3 / Pick#1XX (Comp): DE Devin Taylor (South Carolina) 119

Round 4 / Pick #125: RB Marcus Lattimore (South Carolina) 143

Round 6 / Pick #189: K Dustin Hopkins (Florida State) 225

Round 7 / Pick #2XX (Comp): WR Rodney Smith (Florida State) 197

Round 7 / Pick #2XX (Comp): WR Brandon Kaufman (Eastern Washington) 236

Round 7 / Pick #2XX (Comp): SS/ST Cooper Taylor (Richmond) 238 OR QB Brad Sorensen (Southern Utah) 279

There you have it ... what say you?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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