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Would you trade back from No. 13 with the top receivers still available?

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We haven’t explored this option yet. Here are three trade scenarios.

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I received an email with the projected draft slots for dozens of players. Two players stuck out. Vegas has Alabama’s wide receiver Jerry Jeudy’s over/under set at 12.5, which is toying with San Francisco 49ers fans. The other noteworthy player was Utah State’s quarterback Jordan Love. Vegas has Love’s draft slot set at 13.5. Could a team like the Dolphins or Raiders pass on a quarterback with their first selection, only to trade back up to draft Love or another player that falls to pick 13? The Jaguars and Patriots could also be interested in a quarterback.

As we’re going through these hypotheticals, would you trade back from No. 13 with all of the top wideouts still available? Let’s throw out some scenarios

Trade options

Raiders get: No. 13

49ers get: No. 19, No. 80, No. 91

This trade is off by one point using this trade chart. In this scenario, Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock pick back-to-back in the first round. The Raiders can’t decide between Jeudy or Ceedee Lamb, so they select both players. In return, the 49ers receive two third-round picks, while still holding onto pick No. 31. If you are John Lynch, do you make this deal? You lose out on the top receivers, but add two mid-round picks where you can still add quality players.

Poll

Would you be happy with this trade?

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  • 43%
    Yes
    (1154 votes)
  • 56%
    No
    (1515 votes)
2669 votes total Vote Now

Okay, next scenario.

Vikings get: No. 13

49ers get: No. 22, No. 58, No. 132

This trade is off by ten points according to the trade chart. The 49ers move further away from No. 13 but pick up a second and fourth-round pick. This is in the territory of LSU’s WR Justin Jefferson, Henry Ruggs, or Baylor’s Denzel Mims. The Vikings make this deal due to their significant need at cornerback, and there is nobody in the league that loves drafting corners more than Mike Zimmer.

Do you make this deal?

Poll

Is adding a second/fourth enough to pull the trigger?

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  • 46%
    Yes
    (1132 votes)
  • 53%
    No
    (1319 votes)
2451 votes total Vote Now

This next trade is the most plausible. Lynch makes a deal with his buddy John Elway. This trade is off by .02 points according to the chart.

Denver gets: No. 13, No. 176

San Francisco gets No. 15, No. 95

Like the Niners, the Broncos are linked to a wide receiver. This mock draft had Denver trading up to No. 11 to draft Ruggs. Every mock has the Broncos taking a receiver. After Lynch and Shanahan go back and forth on this, the two decide that the wide receiver available at No. 15 is worth picking up a third-round pick. If Elway believes Ruggs is the best receiver in the draft, and the 49ers can land Jeudy and No. 95? The 49ers are rewarded for their gamble. Is that a risk you are willing to take?

Poll

Is picking up a third-round pick worth the gamble of potentially missing out on Jeudy/Lamb?

This poll is closed

  • 56%
    Yes
    (1425 votes)
  • 43%
    No
    (1084 votes)
2509 votes total Vote Now