According to Peter King of the MMQB, the San Francisco 49ers tried to trade up and acquire the 23rd overall pick in the NFL Draft from the New York Giants.
— James Kratch (@JamesKratch) May 1, 2017
The 49ers, who are now being led by rookie general manager John Lynch, were incredibly active in last week’s draft.
First, they dealt their second overall pick to move back one slot, receiving a bunch of other draft choices in the process.
San Fran then traded back into the first-round, acquiring the 31st overall pick from the Seattle Seahawks and selecting Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster.
It was a big day for them.
The Giants, on the other hand, chose to stand their ground and use their first-round choice on Ole Miss tight end, Evan Engram, instead of sending it off to the 49ers.
In all of his years with the team, Giants general manager Jerry Reese has never traded his first-round pick – and he clearly wasn’t in the mood to change that narrative last Thursday.
Will the Giants regret not moving back and collecting more picks for a player like Engram who most considered a reach?
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.