The San Francisco 49ers are open to trading the No. 2 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, according to Eric Branch and Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle.
The 49ers presumably would be thrilled if the QB-needy Browns bypassed Texas A&M defensive lineman Myles Garrett at No. 1. There is no consensus on the second-best player in the draft, which could explain why Lynch has made it clear that the 49ers are open for business.
“We could stay pat right there and find a fabulous player, a game-changing player,” [GM John] Lynch said. “It gives us a lot of flexibility to do some other things if we chose to be bold. There are going to be people that covet the pick we have, so there’s going to be some people that want to move up.”
A trade down would help the 49ers address their host of needs, a list that includes wide receiver and inside linebacker.
San Francisco currently owns 10 picks in the 2017 draft, possessing two picks in each of the fourth, fifth and sixth rounds.
New general manager John Lynch has admitted that the 49ers have many positions of need, and are looking to get a multitude of other draft picks for that No. 2 selection.
The 49ers are currently projected to take either a quarterback (likely UNC's Mitch Trubisky) or Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen with that No. 2 pick. However, their plan is to pursue a quarterback on the open market instead of drafting one, and they have identified Washington’s Kirk Cousins and New England’s Jimmy Garoppolo as potential targets.Back to the San Francisco 49ers Newsfeed