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Golden Nuggets: 49ers could have suitors at pick No. 31

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Teams will want to get the fifth-year option on a young QB

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Albert Breer of the MMMQB had a couple of San Francisco 49ers nuggets in his most recent article. One of them was how Jimmy Garoppolo might be “on the clock. More on that later. The other part was talking about how the 49ers should have suitors wanting to trade up for pick No. 31:

“Outside all the Brady hysteria…. Looking forward at the 49ers’ offseason, thanks to the Dee Ford and Emmanuel Sanders trades, John Lynch and Co. have no picks between the first and fifth rounds. That alone makes them a prime trade-down candidate at 31, and they could have suitors coming up to get the fifth-year option on a young QB (as Minnesota did in 2014 with Teddy Bridgewater and Baltimore did in 2018 with Lamar Jackson).”

It’s no secret that the 49ers wan to move down and acquire more draft picks, as Breer noted. The best-case scenario is a quarterback-needy team. If a team is desperate, throw out all of the draft trade calculators. They’re going to give up whatever it takes to get their guy. That could be Utah State’s Jordan Love, Washington’s Jacob Eason, and who knows with the quarterback position. All it takes is one team to fall in love with a Jalen Hurts or Jake Fromm to move up and want five years of that player under contract.

The Vikings moved up from No. 40 overall to No. 32. They swapped those picks and gave up No. 108. using the classic Jimmy Johnson trade value chart (yes, I know what Bill Belichick thinks about it), the Ravens should have included a sixth-round pick as well. Would the Ravens trading with the Eagles be too far back for you? Baltimore moved up to No. 32 and also received pick No. 132 in exchange for picks No. 52, 125, and a future second-round pick. Those two trades are on the opposite ends of extreme, so it all depends on how bad a team wants their quarterback.


Onto some links:

How Blair’s injury could lead to him re-signing with 49ers (Maiocco)

Why Brady-to-49ers has credence, according to Peter King (NBC Sports)

What might 49ers get in trade for Marquise Goodwin? (Madson)

49ers Rumors: Frank Gore Making A Return? 49ers Trade Talks With Dolphins & Matt Breida’s Time Is Up? (Chat Sports)

How 49ers could — and should — replenish their draft capital (KNBR)

All 22 Review: 49ers’ Super Bowl Defense Shows Where Seahawks Must Improve This Offseason (SI)

San Francisco 49ers: 3 trade destinations for Marquise Goodwin (Niners Noise)