No. 1 offer 49ers can’t refuse for Deebo Samuel: New York Jets
Fewer moving parts here. But that wouldn’t matter, as the 49ers would be getting a top-five pick in the 2022 NFL Draft for Deebo Samuel.
The New York Jets were reportedly finalists for now-Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill, only to be beat out by Miami in that blockbuster move with the Chiefs. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Gang Green would have sent out two Round 2 picks and a third-round selection for Hill and pick No. 103 overall:
This shows us something, though. The Jets know they have to be aggressive at luring in talent, perhaps overbidding to land someone for head coach Robert Saleh’s squad with the understanding second-year quarterback Zach Wilson needs all the help he can get to avoid going bust.
And they tried already. Hard.
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The No. 4 overall pick would be tough to part ways with, yes. And the 49ers’ asking price probably wouldn’t stop there either, mandating a third-round selection in exchange, too, even though top-five picks command so much more value than any of the Round 1 ones we’ve discussed thus far.
Should it happen, however, Samuel would reunite with his former pass-game coordinator, now-Jets offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur.
Heck, maybe the Niners turn that pick into a sizable trade-down package to accrue even more, making a would-be Samuel trade even more lucrative.