49ers, Bears "most antsy" to trade down in first round

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But I've always said you don't like being 2-14, but you like having the second pick.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated's Monday Morning Quarterback reports the 49ers, the Bears (who have the No. 3 pick) and Jets (No. 6 pick) all are interested in moving down in the first round in exchange for extra picks.

Let the wheeling and dealing begin. There isn't a single player projected to be on the board at the No. 2 overall spot that the team is tied to drafting.

If the Bills trade up for a QB, that would be a pretty strong message to Taylor that they do not have total confidence in him.

"We're open for business", Lynch told reporters last week.

It might actually be in their best interest to find a trade partner and move down the draft. Trading up doesn't come cheap, and few are willing to do it.

San Francisco has been linked to LSU running back Leonard Fournette, perhaps as early as the second-overall pick in the draft, which would be a departure from Kyle Shanahan and running backs coach Bobby Turner's philosophy in the past.

The most likely trade partner for the 49ers would be a team like the Cleveland Browns. If this team is going to point their arrow upward in 2017, they need to put together another impressive haul during next week's draft.

The Chiefs might believe Cook is worth a late-first-round pick because of his quickness and vision, even with the off-field issues, shoulder injuries, and fumbling he displayed at FSU. There are too many holes for one player to fill.

Building a championship roster is a marathon, not a sprint.



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