49ers missed trade No. 2: OL Ezra Cleveland (Vikings)
NFL trade deadline result: Traded to Jaguars
There was also plenty of speculation that the Niners would want to improve their offensive line, particularly the right side of it.
While the number of good-quality offensive tackles was small, a few guards were available. And considering some of the second-year struggles from right guard Spencer Burford, finding an upgrade would have been nice.
Former Minnesota Vikings guard Ezra Cleveland played on the left side, but he stemmed from a similar offensive system and played on the right his rookie year. Heading into free agency in 2024, and with Minnesota not interested in giving him a long-term deal, getting anything in return at the deadline was the goal.
Instead of the Niners taking action, the Jacksonville Jaguars stepped in and offered the Vikings a mere sixth-round draft pick.
San Francisco could have offered more.