Looks like luck favored the San Francisco 49ers in that day one trade to get back into the 1st round. Several reports are coming out that they wanted Reuben Foster. Badly. According to Peter King’s awesome write-up on 24 hours with John Lynch, they went to several teams trying to trade up and get back into the late teen rounds, but no dice.
Then the Seattle Seahawks of all teams let them back in. They got lucky they didn’t have to give up all that real estate and instead moved into the end of the 1st round.
There’s some good news to take out of all of this with the reports that came out, the 49ers never did anything desperate. You never saw any sort of possible fleecing of the 49ers like they did to the Chicago Bears. They gave their price, were denied, and moved on. We all know how bad they wanted Reuben Foster, and they didn’t panic.
If there was a time we’d see them overpay, this may have been it, and they didn’t. This should bring a bit of a relief that in the future they don’t do anything near as ridiculous as the Bears did to us to move up one spot. It’s their first draft and we’re still in the honeymoon face of all of this, but after hearing about how the 49ers gave a price and moved on, I feel much better in the future knowing they won’t mortgage their future on a guy.
Onto the links:
Must read: 24 Hours...With John Lynch (Peter King/MMQB)
Washington turned down a draft day trade with the 49ers (CSN Mid-Atlantic)
Kaepernick has received zero inquiries (Pro Football Talk)