5 preferable trades 49ers can make in 2020 NFL Draft

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Marquise Goodwin, 49ers
Marquise Goodwin #11 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /

No. 4: Marquise Goodwin Moved for a Late-Round Patriots Pick

Two elements come into play.

First, the Patriots had some abysmal pass-catching options behind wide receiver Julian Edelman last season. And while it’s premature for Bill Belichick to wholly give up on second-year pro N’Keal Harry, assuming Belichick won’t be looking at NFL-ready wide receivers this offseason is silly.

Yes, it’s a deep NFL Draft class at wide receiver. But what if the 49ers could offer up one of those NFL-ready players?

Head coach Kyle Shanahan said at the NFL Combine the Niners wouldn’t release no-longer-featured wide receiver, Marquise Goodwin, instead suggesting San Francisco would much rather trade the speedster.

Doing so after the June 1 cutoff would save the 49ers an additional $600,000 against the cap. But Belichick is smarter than that and knows his cap-pressed Pats could be afforded some better financial reparations.

Goodwin, who has fallen down the depth chart the past two seasons, could use a change in scenery. And even though the Niners have plenty of wide receiver questions of their own, a massive roster shakeup here is likely in the cards.

Meanwhile, Belichick and the Patriots need a lot of wide receiver help, especially if they’re going to supply either Jarrett Stidham or a rookie quarterback with veteran options.

San Francisco won’t get much back, but at least it’s something in return.