49ers lead the way with four extra 2013 draft picks

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It may seem too early to start thinking about the 2013 NFL draft, but the San Francisco 49ers were thinking ahead during this year’s draft, and that will pay off a year from now.

Thanks to three trades made during last week’s draft as well as last year’s trade of safety Taylor Mays, the 49ers have the Panthers’ third-round pick, the Colts’ fifth-round pick, the Dolphins’ sixth-round pick and the Bengals’ seventh-round pick in 2013. Peter King reports that the 49ers are also likely to get two compensatory picks next year, and they have all seven of their own picks, so they can currently be penciled in for a whopping 13 draft picks in 2013.

San Francisco is the only team in the NFL that has more than one extra pick in the 2013 draft: A few other teams have acquired two extra picks for next year, but those teams have also traded at least one 2013 pick away.

Other teams that have to feel good about their standing heading into the 2013 draft include the Rams, who have all their own picks and the Redskins’ first-round pick as part of the Robert Griffin III trade, and the Bengals, who have the Raiders’ second-round pick as part of the Carson Palmer trade (and that becomes a first-round pick if the Raiders reach the AFC Championship Game), and the Patriots’ sixth-round pick as part of the Chad Ochocinco trade.

In addition to the Palmer trade, the Raiders also sent a pick in next year’s draft to Seattle in exchange for Aaron Curry, with that pick going in either the fourth or fifth round, depending on Curry’s playing time. For Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie, one of the first orders of business was making clear that there was going to be no more trading away of future draft picks. But he’ll have to wait another year before he can start to build up a draft pick surplus like the other team in the Bay Area.

42 responses to “49ers lead the way with four extra 2013 draft picks

  1. Seattle’s defense improved noticeably after Curry was gone. Thanks for taking him off our hands, um, dudes who don’t work for Oakland anymore!

  2. Looking at where the niners are now compared to where they were at the end of the 2010 is ridiculous. Legitimate contender and they’re loaded.

  3. Aaron Curry is a liability in coverage, he played the run alright but missed his assignments over and over, gets lost dropping back and no sacks. Maybe he develops but did he get any pass rush for the Raiders?

  4. Uhh… Steal?

    He started 9 games and played in 11 for the Raiders and only had 46 tackles. 14 of those were assists. No interceptions, no sacks. Only 3 passes defensed.

    These stats are from the NFL stat page for Oakland. Seems he still hits late and gets penalties and fines since the next item says in only his 4th game as a raider he was fined $30,000 for 3 late hits.

    He always seems to screw up at the worst time. You might expect a rookie to do that but after 3 years?

  5. themackstrong says: Apr 30, 2012 1:20 PM

    Aaron Curry is a liability in coverage, he played the run alright but missed his assignments over and over, gets lost dropping back and no sacks. Maybe he develops but did he get any pass rush for the Raiders?
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    Yes he did in fact, he made a bunch of impact plays for the Raiders. You would of had to see him actually play though to know.

    But instead of being happy for the kid, put him down because he’s no longer there in Seattle.

    Losers.

  6. Why is everyone talking about Curry? He is one of the biggest busts ever … although Irvin will be in the same conversation after he knocks over a convenience store or two. We hand out Gold Helmets for good character in San Fran. Petey hands out Silver Helmets for dirt bags … as he drafts them.

    We are loving your picks Petey!!! Keep listening to that great advice from Scot Mccloughan, you will notice our fortunes turned around as soon as he left town.

    Niners Forever, In Harbaalke We Trust!

  7. I’m honestly interested. Why do people call Harbaugh Hairbow? All he has done is win as a coach. The guy is badass. All the other coaches are whining about him, not the other way around (Carroll, Schwartz).

  8. It’s not a question of being happy for the kid or putting him down, we did watch him and it was disappointing.

    You make statements like “he was a steal” you have to expect people who watched him longer than any Raider fan to respond.

    Heck we got better production from a 4th round rookie with no training camp or OTA’s than Curry.

  9. Well, I hope the Raiders are happy with Curry because they have no LB depth on their roster and no help from the draft. Curry may be the best LB on their team which isn’t saying much. As long as he stays healthy the Raiders have no choice but to play him. Fortunately for Seattle, he will turn into a 4th and 7th round pick.

  10. Wow MDS, c’mon get it right…the 7th rd pick was this years 7th rd pick….dude this is PFT, not lets hate on the raiders every chance i get, and make up stuff like the mecca of raider hating BSPN.

  11. joetoronto… Assuming you live in Canada maybe you’ll be able to watch Curry live at the Argonauts’ games after he washes out with the Raiders.

    Wake up to reality. Curry was another blunder by your beloved Faders and it’s going to takes years for them to recover, if ever.

    In the meantime you can pray for a 6 win season while watching all the teams in your division kick your butts for a loooooong time. Or you can watch a really good team called the 49ers.

  12. Curry was a reach pick by Seattle (sound familiar ) this is why Mclooser is in Seattle and not SF he can screw up thier team while we build a dynasty

  13. Having been a Niner since ’57, I have seen it all – from Kezar and its sea gulls to Joe Thomas, Walsh, Erikson, Singletary, etc., etc. Now, watching this current edition of Niners, keeps feeling surreal. To go from absolutely sad to stupendous in such a short time frame, while creating what looks like a great future, is really a lot to joyfully wrestle with. Go Niners.

  14. Whatever hawks fans. Rich football tradition up there in the NW, I guess. I just remembe the hawks getting slapped around by the RAIDERS in the old AFC West. Curry was a deal for a 7th rounder. It’s not like the RAIDERS blew a top ten pick on the guy (like the hawks did). Seattle has a bitchin stadium and they benefit from a fairly weak division (9ers not included).

  15. Matt Barkley needs to ride a magic prayer carpet north about 400 miles and become the face of the Niners for the next decade as we enter the new era of “Apple Field” in 2014.

  16. Great! Now the Whiners could use all the extra picks on more WRs and RBs!!!! Ouch!
    Aaron Curry is well worth the 4th or 5th rd pick we will give up for him. He has brought the intensity we need and flys all over the field making plays. Thanks Pistol Pete.

    RAIDER NATION!!!!

  17. @golfnutt67:
    actually, the talking heads on ESPN praised the Curry pick at the time as ‘the safest pick in the draft’. Obviously it turned out to be a mistake.

    Thank goodness for teams like the Raiders who are willing to trade for guys who would have been released in a week or two anyway. The Hawks’ defense improved considerably after KJ Wright took over Curry’s spot.

  18. joetoronto says:Apr 30, 2012 1:33 PM

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    Nobody cares what Joetrollonto says. Go away loser.

  19. Hey mullman7675
    Oakland Raiders vs Seattle Seahawks

    Raiders 29, Seahawks 24, Ties 0

    Rather than just typing nonsense try using Google.
    That’s hardly getting slapped around. In fact considering that includes the first few years of the Seattle franchise against a powerhouse long time team I’d say Seattle did better in the long run than the Raiders head to head.

  20. Not a 49er fan, but it’s getting hard not to like this team. They are going to be a serious Super Bowl contender for the next decade. Love the smash mouth style they play on D, they beat the crap out of teams, just ask my Bucs, 49ers changed Bucs season for the worst.

  21. Love how this is a Niners headline, and we got trolls from Seattle AND Oakland arguing with each other over their respective turds.

  22. raiderrob21 says: Apr 30, 2012 3:10 PM

    Great! Now the Whiners could use all the extra picks on more WRs and RBs!!!! Ouch!
    Aaron Curry is well worth the 4th or 5th rd pick we will give up for him. He has brought the intensity we need and flys all over the field making plays. Thanks Pistol Pete.

    RAIDER NATION!!!!
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    You think we are the raiders or something? No, Al Davis is not running our team.. LOL you keep telling yourself that we’ll keep picking the position.. i bet it helps you sleep at night. LMAO

  23. Curry made a few great hustle plays that broke up routes and/or changed where the QB was going, forcing him into mistakes. Those stats do not show up on the box score which is why the PFT peanut gallery shows their lack of knowledge on the game and the players quite often. There is more to effort and contribution to a game situation than just your lazy stats.

    A great center in basketball gets credit for his length and his ability to alter shot paths which means he’s forcing more difficult shots. If a LB is generating pressure causing the QB to alter their throws or targets then that is, basically, the same thing.

    Aaron Curry made an instant impact and he was a conditional pick for this past draft and next. It depends on how much he plays. PFT should really research the facts before posting to their blog.

  24. hendeeze

    Maybe if you had something to say of interest us Hawk and Raider fans wouldn’t dominate.

  25. @hawkforlife.

    Well considering what interests you guys is arguing over which turd is more polished then the other, no thanks.

  26. As hendeeze said, it’s hilarious that Seahawks and Raiders fans are so desperate to latch onto anything positive in the media that they’re arguing over Aaron Curry in an article about how badass the 49ers are these days. Oh, and hawkforlife… the people who read these comments apparently found hendeeze’s comment pretty interesting – 23 likes, 2 dislikes.

    As for the ACTUAL content of the article, as opposed to the throwaway bits at the end, my biggest complaint about Baalke over the last 2 drafts was that he didn’t seem very good at maximizing the value of his picks and often took guys he could have traded back and still picked up. He blew that out of the water this year… what a haul! Looking forward to his skill at maneuvering in the draft go nowhere but up.

    Absolutely love where this team is at right now: the best roster in the NFL 2-53 (and it’s not even close) with the best long-term setup for success in the NFL outside maybe the Rams. Thanks for that by the way, Washington. Now all we need is a top 5-10 QB; whoever that turns out to be, I couldn’t care less – all I know is that Harbaugh will get his Rodgers, Brees, Brady, Manning etc. eventually, whether he’s currently on the roster or not! Looking forward to this team adding some rings to the left hand in the next decade.

  27. pdxbolt says:
    Apr 30, 2012 3:27 PM
    joetoronto says:Apr 30, 2012 1:33 PM

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    Nobody cares what Joetrollonto says. Go away loser.

    100% true, that guy is joke. Can’t believe he did’nt knock the 49ers for having too many picks.

  28. ninerdynasty says:
    Apr 30, 2012 4:46 PM
    You think we are the raiders or something? No, Al Davis is not running our team.. LOL you keep telling yourself that we’ll keep picking the position.. i bet it helps you sleep at night. LMAO
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    Head coach Jim Harbaugh (Harbaugh was an assistant coach with the Raiders from 2002-03):

    “Mr. Davis is a titan and pillar of the game. I had the pleasure and honor to know him and to work for him. And to me, he is the greatest. The autumn wind will always be a Raider.”

  29. Peter King is wrong about the compensatroy picks. San Francisco has signed free agents that will off-set their losses. King clearly doesn’t understand that part of the formula.

    What pick in 2013 have the Bengals traded away? If they are getting a pick from NE & Oakland then they too have more than one additional pick next year. In fact, the 2nd & 6th rounders have more value than the 3rd, 5th & 6th San Fran got.

    The Vikings have two additional picks as well (4th & 6th) and haven’t traded any away that I can think of. The pick to Washington for McNabb was conditional and the conditions weren’t met, so they retain the pick.

  30. Duh! Cincy traded for Mayes.

    Note to self – brush up on reading comprehension skills!

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