The San Francisco 49ers’ top pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, No. 2 overall, could be a highly sought-after commodity this April. Which team has the best shot to get it?
The San Francisco 49ers could easily stay put with their first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, No. 2 overall, grabbing one of the best players in this year’s class. But with only six picks and more roster needs than selections, it’s just as feasible the Niners could trade out of that spot and command a lofty return.
It helps 2019 doesn’t feature a lot of pro-ready quarterbacks, possibly only Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and Missouri’s Drew Lock as day-one selections.
Yet there are more teams in need of quarterbacks, which could make for quite the lucrative trade-up market and bidding war this April.
So, if one is looking at the proverbial “sales pitches” from each squad potentially wanting to trade up to San Francisco’s spot, who would have the best shot?
Let’s take a look.
The Dolphins have already made overtures about moving on from quarterback Ryan Tannehill. They sit at No. 13 overall and own each of their seven selections in this year’s NFL Draft — one in each round.
Moving up 11 spots will be tough, though, and one would be pressed to believe the Niners are enthusiastic about moving out of the top 10.
But Miami is likely starting what looks to be a long-term rebuild. So if the Dolphins offer up another first-round pick in 2020, it’s likely to be a fairly high selection. That could be enticing enough.