(This is the second of a three part series)
The second team that could be in play for a draft day trade with the 49ers are the Chicago Bears, who hold the 14th overall pick.
The Bears needs are almost entirely on the defensive side of the ball most notably at safety and defensive tackle, and this year’s draft class is the type where the top two-three players at each position can be interchanged.
In essence, you could make the argument as a Bears fan, that rather than drafting Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald, or safeties Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix or Calvin Pryor 14th overall, Chicago would be better off adding a 2nd and 3rd round pick from San Francisco and still getting DT Timmy Jernigan from Florida State or Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward with the 30th pick in the first round.
For San Francisco, a move to the 14th overall pick could signal their intent to select LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who has quickly climbed the draft boards over the last couple of weeks.
If the New York Giants pass on Beckham at 12, this trade would ensure that the 49er would select the LSU receiver before teams like Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and the New York Jets could.
Beckham would instantly be inserted as a starting WR, interchangeable with Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin in the slot receiver position, something that offered little payoff for the 49ers during the 2013 season.