SANTA CLARA — The 49ers are open to trading the No. 2 pick in Thursday’s draft. General manager John Lynch made this clear Monday during his pre-draft press conference in the 49ers’ “war room.”
“By the nature of having the No. 2 pick and the players available in this draft, I would imagine there will be some interest,” Lynch said. “We will certainly listen.”
Lynch said he would feel comfortable trading down all the way to the middle of Round 1, if necessary. “We’ve done our due diligence there as well,” he said.
Lynch was speaking to local reporters, but also sending a message to the rest of the NFL, and the message was something along the lines of, “Call me. I’m open for business.” The 49ers currently have just six draft picks. It would make sense for them to trade down and acquire more picks to fill lots of needs.
Lynch hasn’t received many offers yet, though. “So far, a couple calls, but nothing of substance. I imagine if there is interest, those things will heat up,” he said. “We’ll listen. We also feel extremely comfortable that we could get some game-changing players (with the second pick). That’s a good feeling.”
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