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Golden Nuggets: John Lynch held his ground

Your San Francisco 49ers links for Saturday, March 30, 2019

Word came out today from a John Lynch KNBR interview that the Giants were indeed wanting that No. 2 pick the 49ers had in exchange for Odell Beckham Jr. I’ve argued that that pick just isn’t for sale on its own without a decent trade back and John Lynch agreed.

If the 49ers were to give up a future first and swap firsts this year for OBJ, it may hurt but that’s a deal I could get behind. But getting fleeced for the No. 2 overall pick? Uh no. [site-decorum] no. OBJ may be the best wide receiver in the league, but that would have hurt more than helped. Depending on who you ask, wide receiver may be a need, but not near as much as a pass rusher. Really can’t be mad at the Giants in this either, they had OBJ and wanted to be compensated adequately. Be mad at the Browns for swooping in and having a later pick that made more sense to offload for OBJ.

Still, what the hell are the Giants doing? I understand the argument that Beckham wants to go to a contender, and that maybe the Giants were sick of his act, but you’re about to get a new quarterback. Or you were if you’d just bite the bullet and shoo Eli Manning along. Wouldn’t you want you new quarterback to get some confidence with one of the best wide receivers in the league? Then again, I’m no football coach or front office executive.

In case you’re curious, I didn’t bullseye the compensation of this near as well as I did with Antonio Brown. I said I’d give up 2019 second, a 2019 sixth, and a swap of 2019 first-round picks. Way off. I felt that offer, given where the 49ers were picking, was fair.

From what Lynch’s deal was speculated as, I can get behind that one as well. I can’t get behind blindly giving up the No. 2 pick. Far too valuable.

As far as Antonio Brown? Well I imagine the Pittsburgh Steelers called Lynch and that quick look was him saying, “One second,” pulling this up, and then two seconds later saying, “ehhh naahhhh.”

Father in Richard Sherman jersey serenading his daughter with ‘Ave Maria’ (Chan)

Examining Ole Miss WR A.J. Brown’s fit as a flanker for the 49ers (Cohn)

John Lynch: 49ers never tried for Antonio Brown (Madson)

49ers appear to have three candidates for No. 2 overall NFL draft pick (Maiocco)

Why the 49ers didn’t pull the trigger on trade for Odell Beckham Jr. (Biderman)

49ers’ Jed York still confident in GM John Lynch, coach Kyle Shanahan (ESPN)

Jay Gruden ready to learn Reuben Foster’s specific punishment (Pro Football Talk)

49ers John Lynch dishes on what Giants wanted for Odell Beckham (Inman)

Richard Sherman on replay for PI: “Now they can control the outcome as they see fit” (Pro Football Talk)

George Kittle’s college numbers pale in comparison to NFL stats (Madson)

Identifying the routes Pierre Garcon’s replacement must run for the 49ers (Cohn)

Earl Mitchell, Nick Bellore visit Seahawks on Friday (Pro Football Talk)

49ers GM John Lynch reveals why trade for Odell Beckham Jr. didn’t work out (Sporting News)

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