No. 3: Wide Receiver Marquise Goodwin to the Patriots
The 49ers could return the favor to the Patriots after essentially being gifted Jimmy Garoppolo back in 2017 for a mere second-round pick.
Last season, the Pats endured a year without adequate depth at wide receiver. If anything, head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady were hurting for receiving options, trying a myriad of combinations with little success.
True, the 2020 draft class is deep at receiver, and it’s likely Belichick goes after a wideout early and often. But with Brady’s immediate future uncertain, the needs are more pressing than one would think.
So, why not turn one of those late day-three picks into an NFL-ready asset?
Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin flashed in 2017, nearly reaching 1,000 yards receiving his first year with the 49ers. But injuries and personal tragedies took their tole the following two years, leading to speculation the Niners would move on this season.
Yet head coach Kyle Shanahan (h/t Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area) had some suggestive comments about San Francisco trying to trade Goodwin instead of outright releasing him this offseason.
Interesting. There’s one team in need of not just one, but multiple wide receivers. And another team, the 49ers, possibly looking to sell off one of their excess wideouts.
A sixth-round pick should be enough to make it happen.