The San Francisco 49ers have secured the third pick in the upcoming NFL draft. In return, the franchise sends numerous picks to the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins in turn trade with the Eagles.
This is what ESPN reports. Accordingly, the Dolphins will receive the 12th pick in the upcoming draft as well as the first round picks in 2022 and 2023 and a third round pick in 2022 from the Niners.
The 49ers will in all likelihood sign a new quarterback in the draft. The quarterback class in this year’s draft is considered to be excellent.
In addition to Trevor Lawrence, who will very likely be selected in first position by the Jacksonville Jaguars, Justin Fields, Zach Wilson and Trey Lance are also considered safe first-round picks.
According to Adam Schefter, the 49ers shouldn’t have a specific quarterback in mind. Accordingly, San Francisco would be satisfied with several of the top quarterbacks and could therefore live with it if the Jaguars and the Jets in positions one and two should also select a QB.
The future of Jimmy Garoppolo is therefore also uncertain. The 29-year-old was the starting quarterback for the Niners last season. Whether he would keep this status with a rookie quarterback is questionable. A trade from Garoppolo is therefore also conceivable. However, Garoppolo has a no-trade clause.
NFL: Miami Dolphins trade with the Philadelphia Eagles
Meanwhile, the Dolphins immediately send the Niners pick to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles officially announced that.
In return for the 12th and 123rd picks in this year’s draft and Miami’s first round pick in 2022, the Dolphins will receive the 6th pick and the Eagles’ 156th pick in 2021.
After the trade, the Dolphins now have six first-round picks in the next three drafts. The third pick in the draft that Miami gives to the Niners comes from Laremy Tunsil’s trade with the Houston Texans. Thanks to Tunsil’s trade, the Dolphins have already received four first-round picks and one more third-round pick.
Due to the downtrade, Tua Tagovailoa also seems to be more firmly in the saddle with the Dolphins. Rumors had recently been circulating that Miami could draft a quarterback itself. However, that does not seem to be the case.
Miami can now tackle several construction sites in the draft. In addition to the 6th pick that Miami receives from the Eagles, the franchise also holds its own 18th pick in the draft.
Additionally, the deal also makes it more likely that the Jets in draft position two will also draft a quarterback. Otherwise it can be assumed that New York would have been ready for a downtrade with the 49ers itself. Thus, three quarterbacks with the first three picks should be selected in the upcoming draft.
NFL Draft: The First 6 Picks in 2021
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|3||San Francisco 49ers|