The 49ers are not hiding the fact that they are in rebuilding mode and looking for as many draft picks as possible. The team is also frank about needing a wide receiver, and since the 2004 draft class runs deep at that position, the 49ers are looking to trade down. "Philosophically, [head coach] Dennis [Erickson] and I both feel that, over the next two years, we would like to try to accumulate as many picks as we can," general manager Terry Donahue told the San Francisco Chronicle. "So we would both be inclined... if we had an opportunity to trade back...to do that because it would accumulate picks, and I think that's important for us right now." Donahue said that there are "five or six" receivers that they like in the draft. Currently the 49ers hold the 16th selection in the first round and one extra pick in the sixth
So let's see. SF has the 16th pick and is looking to move down. Denver has the 17th pick and could very well be looking at Stephen Jackson with that pick. NE also wants Jackson but is at #21.
17 is higher than 21 but 16 is higher than 17.
Mark it: If Jackson is still there at 16, NE is movin on up to the east side and taking him.