Saturday, April 19, 2014
Mailbag: Draft trade chatter
By Bill Williamson
Weekend mail call:
Cap from Fort Collins, Colo., wants to know if I think the 49ers could possibly add a second first-round pick in a trade with Cleveland, which has the No. 26 pick in the first round.
Bill Williamson: I’d say, yes. The Browns could be a potential trade partner, especially if some quarterbacks fall. I can see the 49ers trying to get another pick in the first round to go with their pick, which is No. 30. The 49ers might be able to package No. 56 and No. 61 or maybe even No. 56 and No. 77 to move up a few spots. That way they can grab a cornerback and a receiver in the first round.
Sam from Colorado Springs wants to know if the 49ers could trade up as high as No. 3 with Jacksonville in the first round.
BW: The highest the 49ers could probably go is No. 5 to Oakland. But it’s doubtful they would go that high because it would likely cost about five picks. But if the 49ers want to move up to take someone such as Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins perhaps they could land the pick. Again, it’s a long shot.
Dave from La Crosse, Wis., wants to know if the 49ers could consider trading Aldon Smith to move up in the first round.
BW: Smith is a great player and he has value. But I don’t see many teams giving up a premium pick for someone who is dealing with so many off-field problems right now.