The San Francisco 49ers have acquired the No. 3 pick in this year’s NFL draft from the Miami Dolphins in exchange for the No. 12 overall pick and a third-round pick in 2021, as well as first-round picks in 2022 and 2023, sources. he told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday.
The move puts the 49ers squarely in the mix to draft a top quarterback, but sources told ESPN that San Francisco is holding Jimmy Garoppolo and has no plans to trade him.
The 49ers chose to trade because they are good with the options that will be at No. 3 after the picks of the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets, sources told ESPN.
The No. 3 pick had been acquired by Miami in the deal that sent Laremy Tunsil to the Houston Texans. As a result of that deal, the Dolphins have now secured Noah Igbinoghene, Solomon Kindley, the 12th, 36th and 102nd picks in 2021, as well as first-round picks in 2022 and 2023.
Miami now has picks at 12, 18, 36, 50, 81, 102 in the first three rounds of this year’s draft. The third-round pick from the 49ers to the Dolphins is a compensatory pick for the hiring of Robert Saleh.
ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe contributed to this report.