In our latest mock draft for the San Francisco 49ers, we look at an aggressive trade-back option to absorb additional draft capital.
Going into the 2020 NFL Draft, you have to feel pretty good if you’re the San Francisco 49ers. It’s hard not to after coming off a season which saw the 49ers reach the Super Bowl.
General manager John Lynch has done a masterful job putting together a well-rounded roster featuring arguably the scariest front-seven in all of football. Although, this offseason we saw DeForest Buckner traded from that group in exchange for a first-round pick from the Indianapolis Colts.
It hurts a little bit to see such a valuable piece moved, but San Francisco needed the capital. That first-rounder sure helps the 49ers’ cause in this year’s draft, because they do not have picks in the second, third or fourth rounds.
Now, the question is, do the 49ers stand pat with two first-round picks? Or, do they dangle the later one out there for teams looking to move up?
For a team looking to make another Super Bowl run, I think it might be wise to take a look at trading back, especially if you can get a few picks back in return. Why don’t we look at a scenario in which the team takes the risk trading a first, and what they could get back in return.