The San Francisco 49ers made a roster move on Tuesday, dealing center Nick Easton and a sixth round pick to the Minnesota Vikings for linebacker Gerald Hodges. The 49ers have been busy on the trade market this year. They dealt Andy Lee to the Cleveland Browns for a conditional draft pick, dealt Derek Carrier and Asante Cleveland, and dealt for Nick Easton, and now add this trade to the mix.
It is time to look at where the 49ers draft picks stand for 2016. The team dealt away a seventh to get Nick Easton. The team dealt a sixth in the Hodges trade. According to Matt Maiocco, it was their own sixth, and not that of the Dallas Cowboys acquired in a 2015 draft trade.
Our friends at Over The Cap project out comp picks, and they have the 49ers currently looking at three comp picks next spring. The 49ers were at two picks, but OTC thinks there is a decent chance they get a third pick. After final preseason roster cuts, they put together this breakdown. Their thought is that Nick Bellore might not qualify because he is exclusively a special teams player. None of this is guaranteed, but based on past precedent, a third pick seems likely. As always, remember that comp picks cannot be traded.
Here are the 49ers potential picks for 2016. The Andy Lee trade was for a 2017 seventh that could become a sixth, and Derek Carrier was traded for a conditional 2017 fifth):
1. First round: Own pick
2. Second round: Own pick
3. Third round: Own pick
4. Fourth round: Own pick
5. Fourth round: Comp pick (Mike Iupati)
6. Fifth round: Own pick
7. Fifth round: San Diego Chargers (2015 draft-day trade)
8. Fifth round: Comp pick (Perrish Cox)
9. Sixth round: Dallas Cowboys (2015 draft-day trade)
10. Sixth round: Comp pick (Dan Skuta)