The San Francisco 49ers have a lot of holes to fill on their roster, and with 11 draft picks and a lot of cap space, they have some opportunities. The 49ers hold the second overall pick in each round, which opens up some room for trading if they wanted to move back and add some picks. The No. 2 overall pick is of course plenty valuable, but the second pick of the second round is just close enough to the first round to be interesting for some teams.
On Monday, SB Nation’s Dan Kadar put together his latest 2017 NFL mock draft, and decided to factor in some trades. He made four trades, including sending the Cleveland Browns 12th overall pick to the New England Patriots for Jimmy Garoppolo. He had one trade within the top ten, with the Carolina Panthers moving up from No. 8, swapping picks with the Tennessee Titans. The biggest move up was the Seattle Seahawks dealing with Washington to climb from No. 26 to No. 17.
The 49ers could move down from No. 2, but any move of real significance would likely require a first round pick beyond the basic swap. The Browns hold the first and 12th picks, and the Titans hold the fifth and 18th picks. Any 49ers move down would likely require a 2018 first. Last year, the Titans traded the No. 1 pick and a fourth and sixth round pick to the Los Angeles Rams for a first, two seconds, a third, and 2017 first and third round picks. The Cleveland Browns traded the No. 2 pick and a fourth round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for a first, third, fourth, 2017 first, and 2018 second.
Last year there were two potential first round quarterbacks of note in Jared Goff and Carson Wentz. Mitch Trubisky and DeShaun Watson are two notable options, but neither is a clear cut option at No. 2. Can the 49ers make a trade from there to load up on picks, or are they best just figuring out their best player available at No. 2?