Before day two of the NFL Draft began, the San Francisco 49ers and Buffalo Bills agreed on a deal that sent veteran wide receiver Stevie Johnson to San Francisco. The trade sends San Francisco's 2015 fourth round pick the other way, and it could turn into a third-rounder based on Johnson's success in San Francisco.
Last night it was the Bills, not the Niners who moved up in the draft to get a wide receiver, with Buffalo taking arguably the best wideout in the draft in Sammy Watkins. Once that pick was made, it effectively put Johnson on the trading block. The wide receiver-starved 49ers wasted no time in contacting the Bills and making a deal for Johnson. The Niners will now go forward with Anquan Boldin, Michael Crabtree, Stevie Johnson and Quinton Patton as their top four receivers in 2014.
San Francisco has four draft picks in the NFL Draft today - one second rounder and three third-rounders. After making this deal, you can fully expect to see a lot of defensive players going to the Niners today. While they could still be in the market for a wide receiver, it will probably be a day three pick.
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