A 49ers trade up in the 2013 NFL draft pick would have the Super Bowl runner-up shifting their spot quite drastically.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the 49ers trade up happened right before Colt McCoy was traded to the San Francisco 49ers in a deal that will see the Cleveland Browns gain two draft picks. The 49ers also invited Nate Montana, 23 year old son of Joe Montana, to local pro day.
NFL Draft 2013 is only three days from now and football fans are eagerly awaiting the news of changes to their favorite teams. The 49ers are once again favored for going to the Superbowl , with San Francisco currently listed at 7/1 odds at the LV Hilton sports book, second only to the New England Patriots at 6/1.
49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is hoping to swing a 2013 NFL Draft deal to move up ten selections or more. The 49ers trade up would see the San Francisco team trading some of their 13 picks in the 2013 NFL draft pick. Right now the 49ers draft pick position is number 31 overall.
Jason Cole explains why the 49ers trade up will happen:
“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.”
Essentially, the 49ers don’t have enough room for rookies on their roasters. At the same time, other teams are looking at trading down. The 49ers mostly need to shore up their defensive line, filling in positions for a defensive end, a free safety, and a tight end. For these respective positions, the 49ers expected NFL draft picks are Margarus Hunt, Kenny Vaccaro, and Zach Ertz.
What do you think about the 49ers trade up for the 2013 NFL Draft?