Report: 49ers may try to trade up in the first round

According to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, the San Francisco 49ers they be looking to trade up in the first round, since they have plenty of draft picks to make it happen.

The 49ers are at No. 31 overall, have 13 draft picks, including two selections each in Rounds 2-5. It’s believed by at least one GM that the Niners are interested in moving up to the 13th or 14th overall pick. There is no way that the 49ers can keep more than five or six new draft picks with the way the team is structured right now. Expect GM Trent Baalke to either trade up or trade out for picks in the future. The talk around the league is that the 49ers would like to get a defensive lineman who can eventually step in for veteran Justin Smith. The team also needs a safety, No. 2 tight end and could use an impact corner. All of that is possible.

Not only do the 49ers have a load of picks this year, they also have about nine or 10 next year, according to general manager Trent Baalke.  So they can move up if they want to.



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