3 trade scenarios 49ers could engineer for Jets safety Jamal Adams

Jamal Adams #33 of the New York Jets (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
Jamal Adams #33 of the New York Jets (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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Commissioner Roger Goodell during the 2018 NFL Draft (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

No. 2: 49ers Put Together a Lucrative Draft-Pick Package

The 49ers felt one-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle DeForest Buckner was worth the No. 13 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, getting such from the Indianapolis Colts for Buckner straight up.

Jamal Adams, a two-time Pro Bowler and one-time first-team All-Pro, is going to command much more than just a simple first rounder.

Granted, Adams could always demolish his trade value by refusing to report, which wouldn’t be unlike what the Niners benefited from with now-San Francisco offensive tackle Trent Williams, as he was picked up from the Washington Redskins during the offseason for two mid-round picks.

But let’s not bank on that happening.

The Niners have picks in Rounds 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the 2021 NFL Draft, sending their third-round pick in exchange for Williams. While a 2020 first-round selection is the base starting price, one has to assume general manager John Lynch will need to up the offer. Tossing in the team’s second rounder next year is a bit too steep for comfort, but a fourth-round pick in 2021 isn’t terrible if another Round 2 selection is added for 2022.

Again, this would jeopardize the 49ers’ ability to cash in on some of those needed rookie contracts in coming years.

But for a player of Adams’ capability, it might be worth it with San Francisco’s Super Bowl window open now.