San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke has long been a fan of wheeling and dealing. He moves up and down the draft board every year, acquiring later round picks and future picks frequently. We know that he will make trades each year, it's just a matter of when.
It has been a couple years now since Baalke made a move involving a first round pick. Fooch's update: They did move back a couple spots to get Arik Armstead in 2015. In 2013, he moved up in the first round to acquire Eric Reid. Prior to that, he moved up in 2010 to get Anthony Davis. He has yet to move down in the first round, but this year certainly could provide some ammunition to move down.
SB Nation NFL Draft analyst Dan Kadar put together his latest 2016 NFL mock draft, and it included some trades. He does not have the 49ers making a move, instead once again selection Eastern Kentucky outside linebacker/defensive end Noah Spence.
He has two trades in this mock draft around the 49ers. He has the Los Angeles Rams moving up from No. 15, exchanging picks with the Baltimore Ravens, who hold the No. 6 pick. He has the Rams using that pick to select North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz. He once again has Jared Goff going No. 2 to the Cleveland Browns.
Dan also has a smaller trade, with the New York Giants moving up from No. 10, exchanging picks with the Miami Dolphins, who hold the No. 8 pick. He has the Giants using that pick to select Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland. He would be the second middle/inside linebacker off the board, following UCLA's Myles Jack.
Trent Baalke might not be firmly on the hot seat, but I imagine he would be looking to find an impact player rather than looking too far to the future. He might decide there is some talent a little further down that can still impact immediately, but will he pull the trigger?