Darrelle Revis to San Francisco 49ers? Alex Smith Trade Opens up Possibility

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.

October 17, 2011; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Detail view of New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) arm during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at the New Meadowlands Stadium. The Jets defeated the Dolphins 24-6. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Topics: Alex Smith, Darrelle Revis, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers

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  • Tyler Dixon

    If the 49ers got revis and Percy you could just cancel the season and give the trophy to them

    • http://www.facebook.com/joshnsanchez Josh Sanchez

      Nearly impossible to get both, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them make a run on at least one

  • http://www.facebook.com/Hydroz Chris Waters

    You are on glue if you think Revis is worth a 31st AND 34th overall pick coming off a severe knee injury. Not when you could package far less in picks to move up in the draft and grab one of 3 CB’s that will most likekly fill the roll just as well. Especially when the Jets (and the rest of the NFL) realized after he was injured that he wasn’t as big of an impact on their D as his contract suggested.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lee.riley.37 Lee Riley

      I’m on glue then because I would give up two draft picks if he’s healthy. Also I think it’s possible to get both of them at least for next season because they would together not make as much as we were gonna pay Alex Smith had he stayed on the roster so if we made a push for both of them then that would mean we traded Alex Smith and a first round draft pick maybe more picks for Revis and Harvin. That sounds like a deal to me. Plus Harbaugh is good making moves to grab better players in later rounds ie Colin Kaepernick, LaMichael James, Kendall hunter, Chris culliver, etc.

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