Earlier this morning, Matt Maiocco put together a look at the 49ers and Seahawks transactions thus far. It's been a competitive offseason between the two teams, with plenty of time left for both teams to make impact moves.
The most interesting part of the article was actually related to the 2013 NFL Draft. Following the Anquan Boldin trade, the 49ers have 14 draft picks next month.
It led one prominent league source with intimate knowledge of the 49ers to predict plenty of surprises during the three-day draft, which runs Thursday, April 25, through Saturday, April 27.
"The 49ers have the firepower to make more moves and influence the draft more than any team in the NFL," the source told CSNBayArea.com. "With all those draft picks, and half of them who can't truly make the 49ers' roster, they will be the most dangerous player in the draft. They'll shake it up like we've never seen before."
What exactly could that mean? A simple trade up in the first round does not strike me as shaking it up "like we've never seen before." After all, the Atlanta Falcons made waves when they moved up to draft Julio Jones two years ago.
Maybe it means the 49ers will be wheeling and dealing all over the place, and really just setting some kind of record for trades in a single draft. Anybody have any thoughts on what this could mean?
For those wondering, here is a look at the Draft Pick Value Chart.
We don't know the value of the 49ers fourth through seventh round picks, given that compensation picks have not been awarded yet. For now, here is the value of the 49ers picks in the first three rounds. It is worth noting two second round picks are forfeited (Cleveland supplemental pick, New Orleans Bounty pick):
1 (31): 600 points
2 (34): 560 points
2 (61): 292 points
3 (74): 220 points
3 (93): 128 points
Based strictly on this value chart, the 49ers could climb as high as 13 with their first two picks. Again, shaking up the draft like never before is not a deal like that. It is much more. Any thoughts?