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Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Sammy Watkins participates in a pass catching drill during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft Rumors: Could the San Francisco 49ers trade up for Sammy Watkins?

The San Francisco 49ers are one of the youngest, most talented teams in the NFL the past few seasons. Three straight trips to the NFC Championship Game and a Super Bowl appearance magnify this point. With the NFL Draft coming up, management and head coach Jim Harbaugh will look to add even further to the young depth, but just how far are they willing to go?

Well, with Colin Kaepernick certainly needing a few more weapons on offense to throw the ball to, NFL Network Draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah pointed out that the team could in fact trade their way up to get a real difference maker–like, say, a Sammy Watkins.

“If they have a player they want to target, they could go up and get a real difference maker,” NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah said. “Maybe a player like Sammy Watkins starts to slide closer to that 10th overall pick. If you’re Trent Baalke, maybe you say, ‘Let’s go all in and grab a difference maker.’”

With the way everyone has been raving about the talents of Watkins, no one would really blame the Niners if they did move up to get him. Not really any draft scout or analyst has said a significant bad word about him, meaning that he’s sort of a once-in-a-decade talent.

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