Posted: 1:08 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013
By David Fucillo
Earlier this week, the San Francisco 49ers worked out a deal to acquire Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy. The 49ers needed to open up some competition at the backup quarterback position, and McCoy should provide some solid competition for Scott Tolzien. This does not preclude the 49ers from drafting a quarterback or at least signing one in undrafted free agency, but McCoy and Tolzien would have the edge heading into training camp.
In doing the deal, the 49ers moved around some late draft picks. The NFL.com draft board reflects the deal, so we will operate under the assumption that they are using the right picks. All three picks involve rounds in which both the 49ers and Browns have multiple picks. The deal involved the 49ers acquiring McCoy and the Browns original sixth round pick, No. 175 (they also have Philadephia's pick at No. 173). The 49ers gave up their original fifth (No. 164) and seventh round (No. 237) picks.
With that in mind, here is how the 49ers haul of draft picks looks in 2013.
(1) 31. San Francisco 49ers
(2) 34. San Francisco 49ers (from Kansas City Chiefs)
(2) 61. San Francisco 49ers
(3) 74. San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina Panthers)
(3) 93. San Francisco 49ers
(4) 128. San Francisco 49ers
(4) 131. San Francisco 49ers (compensatory selection)
(5) 157. San Francisco 49ers (from Indianapolis Colts)
(6) 180. San Francisco 49ers (from Miami Dolphins)
(6) 175. San Francisco 49ers (from Cleveland Browns)
(7) 227. San Francisco 49ers (from Cincinnati Bengals)
(7) 246. San Francisco 49ers (compensatory selection)
(7) 252. San Francisco 49ers (compensatory selection)
The 49ers are still likely to deal some of these remaining 13 picks, as I will once again say, I would be shocked to see this team draft 13 players. Anything is possible, but that doesn't mean I would not be shocked nonetheless.
The 49ers will look to bring in a haul of picks for next year as well, although they already hold nine picks. They have their original seven, plus a seventh round pick from the Colin Jones trade and a conditional pick in the Alex Smith trade. The reports have that pick being a third that could turn into a second with a certain number of Kansas City Chiefs wins, but that is the general gist for now.
As the 49ers look ahead to 2014, they could potentially be looking at compensatory picks. The formula is not entirely known, but there are sites that work on figuring out future comp picks. The formula factors in signing unrestricted free agents, but does not count signing players that have been released.
As it currently stands, the 49ers have lost Dashon Goldson, Ricky Jean Francois, Isaac Sopoaga, Delanie Walker and Ted Ginn Jr. The 49ers have signed Phil Dawson, Glenn Dorsey, Dan Skuta, Marlon Moore and Craig Dahl. 49ers special teamer Tavares Gooden is in Arizona right now and has also visited the Pittsburgh Steelers. That leaves a handful of other free agents that could still potentially tip the scales.