49ers' trading back sets up busy Day 3

49ers' trading back sets up busy Day 3
May 10, 2014, 6:15 am
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The 49ers made five trades on Friday, three to move back, one to move up and one to acquire Stevie Johnson. (USATSI)

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SANTA CLARA -- General manager Trent Baalke pulled the trigger on five trades Friday.

After acquiring wide receiver Stevie Johnson from the Buffalo Bills for a fourth-round pick in 2015, the surprising part was that the 49ers traded back three times and up just once.

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Why would a team with a deep and talented roster be so interested in acquiring two additional picks for the third day of the draft?

“It’s all relative to your board and how it looks and where you think guys can step in and play and compete for spots,” 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said. “We felt real good about the additions (Friday), real good about the moves that we made. We got a lot of picks (Saturday). There are a lot of guys left on that board that can compete for various roles on our football team.”

Here’s a look at the 49ers’ trades:

1. The 49ers acquired wide receiver Stevie Johnson from the Buffalo Bills for a conditional fourth-round pick in 2015. (The pick can become a third-rounder if Johnson achieves unspecified levels of performance this season.)

2. Trade back: Sent No. 56 (second round) and No. 242 (seventh round) to Denver for No. 63 (second round), No. 171 (fifth round) and a fourth-round pick in the 2015 draft. Broncos picked WR Cody Latimer (56).

3. Trade up: Acquired No. 57 (second round) from Miami for No. 63 (second round) and No. 171 (fifth round). 49ers picked RB Carlos Hyde (57); Dolphins picked WR Jarvis Landry (63).

4. Trade back: Sent No. 61 (second round) to Jacksonville for No. 70 (third round) and No. 150 (fifth round). Jaguars picked WR Allen Robinson (61); 49ers picked C Marcus Martin (70).

5. Trade back: Sent No. 94 (third round) to Cleveland for No. 106 (fourth round) and No. 180 (sixth round). Browns picked RB Terrance West (94).

1. First round, No. 30: S Jimmie Ward, Northern Illinois
2. Second round, No. 57: RB Carlos Hyde, Ohio State
3. Third round, No. 70: C Marcus Martin, USC
4. Third round, No. 77: ILB Chris Borland, Wisconsin
5. Third round, No. 100: G Brandon Thomas, Clemson

6. Fourth round: No. 6 (No. 106 overall) from Cleveland
7. Fourth round: Own pick, No. 29 (No. 129 overall)
8. Fifth round: No. 10 (No. 150 overall) from Jacksonville
9. Fifth round: Own pick, No. 30 (No. 170 overall)
10. Sixth round: No. 4 (No. 180 overall) from Cleveland
11. Seventh round:
No. 28 (No. 243 overall) from Carolina for Colin Jones in 2012
12. Seventh round:
Own pick, No. 30 (No. 245 overall)

“We’ve seen it all too often," Baalke said. "(Fullback) Bruce Miller was a seventh-round pick. There’s value to be found. And the more darts you have, the more balloons you can pop. Here’s some value in that.”


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