NFL trade deadline: 5 dream moves 49ers would love to make

Brian Burns #53 of the Carolina Panthers (Photo by Eakin Howard/Getty Images)
Brian Burns #53 of the Carolina Panthers (Photo by Eakin Howard/Getty Images) /
4 of 5
Sidney Jones, Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Sidney Jones IV (23) Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /

49ers NFL trade deadline dream target No. 2: CB Sidney Jones IV

Again, we’re talking dream scenarios for the NFL trade deadline. Not likely trades.

So, with that in mind, don’t count on San Francisco convincing the still-in-the-NFC West-race Seattle Seahawks to trade away cornerback Sidney Jones IV within the division by the deadline.

However, looking to add an experienced and productive cornerback should be something on the mind of John Lynch, particularly after the 49ers lost starting corner Emmanuel Moseley to a season-ending ACL tear in Week 5.

True, the Niners still have No. 1 cornerback Charvarius Ward, and that offseason free-agent signing has paid off nicely.

After that, though, the cupboard is awfully bare and consists largely of second- and third-rate defensive backs, such as Dontae Johnson and Deommodore Lenoir, who are capable of starting a game or two if needed but shouldn’t be relied upon as full-time starters.

Read More: Ranking Niners’ 5 most successful general managers in team history

And while San Francisco is hoping to get veteran corner Jason Verrett back after he tore his ACL in Week 1 last season, Verrett’s own injury history is something the 49ers have to guard against anyway.

Jones, who recorded 10 pass breakups a year ago, would be a plug-and-play option to deploy alongside Ward, and both would go a long way to ensure the Niners’ elite pass defense stays that way for what should be (hopefully) a deep playoff run.

Too bad it won’t happen, though.