The San Francisco 49ers traded quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs for two second-round picks on Tuesday and there is immediately some belief that they could be positioning themselves for a run at one of the league’s top stars that is on the trading block.
Earlier today, we passed along the report that the New York Jets were actively shopping Darrelle Revis at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine and the added second-round pick for the 49ers could be enough to make a serious run at the shutdown cornerback.
San Francisco now holds the 31st and 34th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft and both of those picks could be packaged together in a deal that will catch the Jets attention.
New York cannot franchise tag Revis after next season when his contract is up, so they are looking to get something in return for their star. Two premium draft picks is a good place to start trade talks — if they haven’t already begun
Another interesting trade the 49ers could pursue is making a run at Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin.
One thing is for sure: the 49ers are loaded with 2013 draft picks and now have enough valuable assets to put together a nice trade package for a number of the league’s top players on the trading block. With a first-rounder and high second-rounder in the package, teams around the league will be forced to listen.
Should the 49ers now gear up and make a run at Revis or another star player on the trading block? Let us know your thoughts and which player you believe the team should target.