49ers announce trade for No. 3 pick

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The 49ers have made their trade with the Dolphins official.

The two teams shook up the top of the draft by agreeing to a deal that sends the third overall pick to the 49ers in exchange for No. 12, the third-round compensatory pick the 49ers received when the Jets hired Robert Saleh as their head coach, a 2022 first-round pick, and a 2023 first-round pick.

The Dolphins went on to trade this year’s 12th pick, their 2022 first-round pick, and a 2021 fourth-round pick to the Eagles for the sixth overall selection and a 2021 fifth-round pick

It’s a move that has most people thinking the 49ers have their eye on a quarterback. With the Jets at No. 2 and the Falcons at No. 4 also seen as likely landing spots for quarterbacks, there’s a chance that the first four picks will come from the position for the first time.

Drafts have opened with three quarterbacks in a row twice. Jim Plunkett, Archie Manning, and Dan Pastorini were the top three picks that year and Tim Couch, Donovan McNabb, and Akili Smith opened up the 1999 draft. The 49ers will be looking for more than the Bengals got out of Smith with that year’s third overall selection.

6 responses to “49ers announce trade for No. 3 pick

  1. Hate all you want but this what the Niners had to do. I’ll be pleased with any QB they draft.

  2. I guess that means no move up for the Panthers. I highly doubt Atlanta would trade 4 to the Panthers. Jacksonville isn’t giving up number 1, NYJ aren’t giving up number 2, and with SF just trading for number 3, Carolina is down to… Mac Jones… maybe… ugh…

  3. I can’t fathom how having the third-best QB in the draft and three fewer first-round draft picks is better than having three first round picks and Garoppolo.

    It seems odd for them to either be so positive about who’s going to be left at 3 or to not care which of the handful of QBs will be left.

    I’m wondering if it’s another Baker Mayfield situation – where they are locked in so tight that they don’t want to risk losing their guy, regardless of what anyone else thinks of his value.

    Who would that be? Mac Jones?

  4. Nobody is worth 3 first round picks. Congrats to Miami for fleecing the Niners.

  5. Nobody is worth 3 first round picks? So if your team ia asked to trade 3 first round picks for Patrick Mahomes….you would not pull the trigger? Really? Thank God that you’re not a NFL general manager! That’s just plain stupid!

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