The San Francisco 49ers came up just short of hoisting the Lombardi Trophy after Super Bowl XLVII, but they remain one of the most talented teams in the entire league. With very few holes on their roster and a number of draft picks, the 49ers are reportedly looking to trade up to the early teens in this week’s 2013 NFL Draft.
Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports points out the 13th or 14th overall pick as a potential destination.
Pick No. 13 would be great for the Jets, who could once again trade back and pick up a boatload of extra picks as they begin the rebuilding process.
There are no players directly connected to the 49ers, but it is believed that general manager Trent Baalke would want to trade up to add a defensive lineman or defensive back. An interesting option would be Alabama’s Dee Milliner if he slid out of the top five or safety Kenny Vaccaro. At defensive line, Star Lotulelei or Sheldon Richardson could prove to be interesting options.
If the 49ers are unable to trade up, they could very well move out of the first round and let a team who is looking to come up and draft a quarterback make the pick.