New York Giants
Like the Jaguars, the Giants also have a possible player commodity to move up from No. 6 overall to No. 2: wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
Moving Beckham would indicate New York is hitting the restart button, one which will include finding an heir apparent to veteran quarterback Eli Manning. Beckham has been hurt for a good chunk of the last two years, and he does command a lucrative contract. But it’s much more moveable than that of, let’s say, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Antonio Brown.
Plus, Beckham is younger and would also fit an immediate need for the 49ers.
The only way this happens, however, would be if the Giants are seriously threatened by another team trading up into one of the first five spots on draft day. Like the Jaguars, and assuming they have their eyes set on someone like Dwayne Haskins, a trade up only makes sense if there’s a bidding war for one of those first few picks.
If there isn’t, and with the earlier drafting teams (including San Francisco) stay put, there wouldn’t be a need for New York to make a move.
Still, 49ers fans, there’s a real chance of a trade involving the Niners in Round 1. The only question is which team has the best chance.
A speculative guess would be the Broncos, although John Lynch could net some serious draft capital both this year and in 2020 if he elects to go with another squad.
Or land a Pro Bowl-caliber player, instead.