SANTA CLARA – General manager John Lynch has already fielded some preliminary phone calls about the availability of the 49ers’ No. 2 overall selection.
“Some of that’s gone on,” Lynch said Wednesday when NBC Bay Area Sports asked whether there has been any interest around the NFL in the team’s top draft pick. “I’m not going to get into specifics on that, but there’s interest.”
The Cleveland Browns own the No. 1 overall pick. The 49ers have a price in mind for what it would take for different teams to complete a trade for the second overall pick.
“There’s a traditional trade chart. We’ve got one of our own,” Lynch said, referring to a chart devised by 49ers chief strategy officer Paraag Marathe.
“We know how we value that. We’re open for business. We’ll listen to anything. I’ve always said, you don’t like being at 2-14, but you like having the second pick. It puts you in the driver’s seat. A lot of options at your disposal and we’ll explore every single one of them.”
When asked if there’s a scenario in which he would envision the 49ers moving up to the No. 1 overall pick, Lynch answered, “We’ll see. . . We’re going to look at every possible scenario. We’ve done that.”