49ers News: Rumors intensify that 49ers will move up in draft

In 49ers news today, talk is intensifying in regard to the possibility of the San Francisco 49ers trading up in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, "the 49ers have 11 draft picks and not nearly enough needs to find roster spots for all — or even half — of them.  And so it’s reasonable to think that the 49ers may try to make a move up come draft day."

ESPN's Chris Mortensen was the first to posit that the San Francisco 49ers covet former Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans so much, that they are willing to trade up near the top five to get him.

Yet Florio posits that "whether it’s Evans or someone else, the 49ers wouldn’t move up unless they had a specific player for whom they wanted to move.  Last year, the Niners jumped from No. 31 to No. 18 to get safety Eric Reid, filling a glaring need after the departure of Dashon Goldson via free agency."

However, the San Francisco 49ers have both the picks and perhaps the roster log jam necessary to make a move up in the NFL Draft a legitimate possibility.


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