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49ers dealers in draft after Smith trade?

Posted by Chris Brown on February 27, 2013 – 12:34 pm

After swinging a trade with Kansas City to move Alex Smith off their roster for a second-round pick, the San Francisco 49ers are now armed with 12 draft choices for the 2013 NFL draft. It puts the 49ers in position to make a lot of deals in late April to move up and down the draft board to get whatever prospect they covet.

Part of the reason why the 49ers are likely to wheel and deal is because it’s very unlikely that 12 drafted rookies are good enough to make their veteran laden roster with a host of entrenched starters on both sides of the ball. Drafting 12 players might be deemed a waste if the player doesn’t have a chance to make your roster anyway.

So it opens up the likelihood that San Francisco GM Trent Baalke makes some deals to be in proper position to beat other clubs to prospects they deem as must haves. It certainly bears watching.

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