When I read about the Niners possibly landing CB Haden at #13, I assume Nate Clements will not be a starting CB for the Niners. If that is the case, I got to believe there is another team out there who could benefit from his veteran presence and B+ skills. A team like the Browns who are also said to be interested in Haden with their first pick at #7 could be interested in Clements at $6 million next year. That would be less than they would pay their #7 pick. If the 49eers traded #17 along with Nate Clements and a 3rd or 4th next year I think it might be enough to move up to swap spots with the Browns (their #7 for our #17).
Instead of the Browns ending up with just Berry or just Haden, they would come out of the first with Nate Clements and possibly Earl Thomas. The 49ers would still keep our #13 to then hopefully land Joe Haden (finally our lock down corner) and get all the way up to #7 to possibly get a crack at Bulaga or Williams.
I may not have the numbers just right, meaning we may need to give them a third or 4th this year as well...but the fact is Clements does have trade value and a team like the Browns might be interested in what he can do and it may help them trade out of a high priced pick if their target man was gone. Meaning if tey go in wanting Eric Berry and he is gone by #7 they could trade for nate and end up with Thomas / Wilson/ Mays..