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Eagles came close to dealing 2nd round pick for Colin Kaepernick prior to 2012 draft, per Adam Schefter

Adam Schefter is reporting the 49ers at one point might have come close to dealing Colin Kaepernick to the Philadelphia Eagles before the 2012 NFL Draft. We take a look at why it could have been possible, and why it might have been bogus. New to Niners Nation? Sign up here and join the discussion!

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Adam Schefter tweeted out that the Philadelphia Eagles reportedly came close to dealing a second round pick to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for quarterback Colin Kaepernick. I did not catch ESPN to see if he said anything there, but here is his tweet:

I suppose anything is possible, but does anybody buy this? I do think the 49ers would have traded Colin Kaepernick, but I also think it would have been for a better price than the original pick. Trent Baalke and Jim Harbaugh are always on the hunt to upgrade the roster. But for a second round pick?

Obviously this came before his breakout play last season. The only reason I could see a deal potentially happening is if the 49ers were not yet sure about Kap. It is entirely possible he took a significant step forward in the 2012 offseason workout program. None of us knows for sure, but that's the only reason I could see for the 49ers having previously considered dealing him. Maybe the team was not quite so sure in April 2012, as they ended up being late in 2012. What do you think?