The Jaguars are open for business with the 33rd pick in the Draft, tonight’s first.
But the 49ers are ready to turn in a card.
General manager Trent Baalke, the owner of the No. 34 pick (via Kansas City, through the Alex Smith deal) said he’ll leave his phone on to listen but expects to use the choice.
“Absolutely we know,” Baalke said, via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. “But that doesn’t mean something can’t happen overnight. You woke up tomorrow and the phone rings and someone has a deal that you can’t refuse and you trade back. Otherwise, we are prepared to make the pick.”
After moving up to 18th take LSU safety Eric Reid (and his adorable daughter) last night, the 49ers have a fixed list of needs. They’d like to find some defensive line help to replace Justin Smith down the road. More immediately, they need a tight end to replace Delanie Walker.
That puts players such as linemen Tank Carradine or Margus Hunt, along with Stanford tight end Zach Ertz in the mix.
But even after giving up the 31st and the 74th (which they acquired from the Panthers last year) to the Cowboys, the 49ers still have 11 picks left this weekend.
That includes the 61st and the 93rd tonight along with 34, and eight more Saturday.