The 49ers’ decision to trade multiple future first-round picks for promotion to No. 3 overall wrapped up a week-long process, and ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter tweets that San Francisco held trade negotiations with Atlanta and Cincinnati for their respective top-five picks (No. 4 and No. 5 overall, respectively).
However, the Jets and 49ers did not discuss the No. 2 overall pick, according to Schefter. Despite the high cost, the 49ers chose to move as high as they could in this draft. Having turned to former 49ers coaches to help start a rebuild, the Jets have connected with the BYU quarterback. Zach Wilson with that choice. The Jets attended Wilson’s pro day Friday, and NBC Sports Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco notes that John Lynch was also present at the Provo, Utah, showcase. (Interestingly, Jaguars HC Urban meyer didn’t, Albert Breer from SI.com tweets.)
While GM Joe douglas you can still change the selection and go with Sam darnold, reality Corey Davis said he signed up, the quarterbacks are almost certain to go first and second overall. With the 49ers making this move, quarterbacks should be expected to go first, second and third for the first time since 1999 (Tim sofa, Donovan McNabb, Akili smith).
The Jets chose Darnold third overall in 2018, but saw the once-coveted quarterback back off last season, and the team hasn’t seen USC’s proceeds justify the previous regime’s investment. Douglas was not with the Jets when they chose the Darnold figures to be important here. The 49ers trade points with the team that believes the Jets will select Wilson second, writes Brian Costello of the New York Post. Justin fields, Trey lance or Mac Jones – among quarterbacks – on the board after the Jaguars and Jets make their respective picks.
If Douglas keeps Darnold and trades him out of that draft spot, it would open the door for another team to switch to No. 2 and potentially leave Wilson on the board, in case the trade franchise prefers one of the others. quarterbacks. However, Wilson-to-New York has become the most likely scenario after the Jags start the draft with Trevor lawrence.
Regardless of where Wilson goes in the draft, the fact that the Dolphins come out of the No. 3 spot almost certainly means the rest of the non-Jags / Jets / 49ers contingent will come down to two of these quarterbacks. The Falcons have also been connected with quarterbacks. No draft has started with four quarterbacks in a row leaving the board.
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