The San Francisco 49ers presumably have their QB of the future, so what will they do in the NFL draft?
Whatever it is, it won’t be for much as they currently do not possess a pick in the Top 50 selections, partially due to their run to the NFC Championship last season but also due to their trade with the Miami Dolphins in the 2021 NFL draft to select quarterback Trey Lance.
However, at least one person thinks that will all change.
Bleacher Report NFL insider Joe Tansey thinks there’s a chance the 49ers trade up, with the 1st proposal involves the 49ers getting in the Top 50 by trading with the Jets for their 35th overall pick in the second round.
“In exchange for the 35th pick, Tansey sees San Francisco giving up their No. 93, 172 and 187 picks, coming from the third and fifth rounds respectively. The established relationship between the 49ers and Jets head coach Robert Saleh helps, the B/R writer states.
“The New York Jets are an ideal trade partner for the 49ers because Robert Saleh came from Kyle Shanahan’s staff and the AFC East side owns two of the first six selections in the second round,” Tansey writes.
A move up to No. 35 would at least give San Francisco the chance to get a solid player on defense.
CBS Sports insider Pete Prisco projects a player like safety Jalen Pitre would be gone in the first round, so a move up for the 49ers could give them a chance to get him.
Since his move to safety at Baylor, Pitre has been sensational with four interceptions, six sacks and 29.5 tackles for loss in 23 games played.