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Trade Down, Up, 49ers Pick Carlos Hyde


The San Francisco 49ers pick Carlos Hyde after trading down, then back up. They were predicted to trade up in the first round, and all but guaranteed to trade up in the second round, but they continue to be calm, continue to enjoy their plethora of picks, and have once again made a good selection to add to an already solid team.

After picking up a defensive back (who will play nickel cornerback before shifting to safety in a couple of years) the 49ers still had to address the cornerback position, the wide receiver position, and outside linebacker. The 49ers still have number 61 and 77, 94, and 100 in round three. The 49ers will easily be able to address these needs in an incredibly deep draft.

Despite the fact that the 49ers need to pick up some players at these key positions, they have not

Niner Noise has been plugging Martavis Bryant for San Francisco for days now, and we will stand by our desire for this playmaker from Clemson. Hopefully this remains the case and hopefully San Francisco likes him enough to add him to Colin Kaepernick‘s arsenal of weapons.

San Francisco’s trade, after all, ended up being just one pick. It is hard to imagine that this was a bad decision, especially considering they picked up two picks, one next year and one this year (4th and 5th rounders) before immediately trading back up into 57. This is extremely entertaining and, though not a big trade up, did net them a fourth rounder next year.

This means, however, that the 49ers must not have like Cody Latimer, whom the Broncos decided to pick.

Now, Carlos Hyde is an excellent value pick, but if there is one position that the 49ers are stacked at, it is running back. It seems a given that LaMichael James will be heading out sometime soon. This is a perplexing pick, but I cannot be that upset with it, as he was probably by far the best player left on the board.

The 49ers have made one thing clear: they stick to their guts and do not care what fans think.

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