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Giants impressed with Haskins; What it means for the 49ers

A trade down could be a real possibility

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Rumors are flying all over the place. At first, the Giants weren’t interested at all in Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins. A week later, and it’s “don’t believe the smoke screens. No team has done more homework on Haskins than the Giants.” That would be very good news for the San Francisco 49ers. The Giants own the sixth overall pick. After trading Odell Beckham Jr., they now own the 17th overall pick.

I don’t know what the additional compensation would be, but for this let’s just say the 49ers now are sitting at six and 17 after making the trade. This could be exactly what John Lynch was talking about when he mentioned free agency set the team up for the draft. This opens a whole new can of worms that we weren’t expecting to talk about.

At six you can all but kiss Quinnen Williams goodbye. You’re likely looking at Rashan Gary out of Michigan, Montez Sweat of Mississippi State, Ed Oliver of Houston, and Brian Burns of Florida State. That’s just the guys on the defensive line that are floating around pick six in mock drafts. Down to 17, and it’s take your pick. Any safety you want will be there. I’m not sure there’s a receiver worth it there. Especially with what Shanahan is capable of. If the team is to pull the trigger on this trade, I’d double down on defense. Whether that’s pass rush, safety, corner, just bring good players to the defense and figure it out later.

That extra first might be too tempting to pass up. What do you think?