No. 2: 49ers trade the second overall selection to the New York Giants for three picks
The New York Giants, firmly in rebuild mode, are in desperate need of an upgrade at the quarterback position. Eli Manning is 38 years old and the team is coming off of a 5-11 season.
Currently, in possession of the sixth overall selection, the Giants could try to move up if they fall in love with one of the signal-callers.
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This scenario would net the 49ers additional draft picks. Including compensatory selections, it is estimated the Giants will have 10 draft picks. There are any number of ways a trade up to the second selection could be structured by New York. Every one of them would involve their first pick.
Based upon the draft-pick trade-value chart many teams use, the Niners’ selection in the first round is worth 2,600 points. The Giants’ selection is worth 1,600. Without a third-round selection and with 1,000 points to make up, New York includes one of its two fourth-round selections this year. Once compensatory picks have been allotted, it is estimated the pick will be No. 108 overall. That has a paltry value of 78 points. With the proceeding picks only decreasing in value, they don’t have enough this draft to meet the 2,600-point threshold the 49ers would require. The solution to that would be to include the Giants’ first-round selection in 2020.
In desperate need of help in the defensive backfield in a draft deep with pass-rushers, the 49ers take Greedy Williams, cornerback out of LSU.