The San Francisco 49ers had been rumored to be interested in moving into the back end of the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, and Thursday evening, they did just that. The team traded their 2nd, 4th (105), and 6th (178) round picks to move up into the back end of the 1st round (and net a 7th (249), and then selected Stanford offensive guard Joshua Garnett.
The ESPN crew was down on the pick, saying Garnett would have been there in round two, and was not as good as Cody Whitehair. It should surprise nobody that Stanford head coach David Shaw praised Garnett. He coached him in Palo Alto, so obviously we should expect praise.
In rating this pick, we have to factor in both the trade and the player. The 49ers obviously targeted Garnett, so they're happy with the guy they got. As for the trade? Giving up a fourth and a sixth is not the worst thing in the world to move up into the first. The 49ers had 12 picks entering the draft, and likely would not fit all 12 players onto their roster. And so, they have assets they can use to move around.
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