I'm just throwing this out there and don't think this scenario has a good chance of happening...
If Harbaugh really wanted Luck and could convince Luck to change his mind about returning to Stanford, could he get Carolina to accept a swap of this year's first along with niner's 2012 first round pick?
It can be a win-win :
If Carolina does not have a clear #1 pick and realizes the only way Luck will enter the draft is via a trade, they'll gain a #1 pick in 2012 and will move down six spots to #7. (Technically they will only lose 5 spots because Luck takes up a spot that woudn't be on their draft board.)
Harbaugh and the 49ers can get Luck if Luck changes his mind about staying at Stanford for the 49ers. That's if Harbaugh really wants him. (Besides Luck's decision to stay was a real bad one.)
Just wondering. You think something like this can happen?