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NEW YORK — Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick is headed to San Francisco. Explaining how it happened shows the wheelin’-and-dealin’ side of the NFL draft.
League sources told NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora that the 49ers were “persistent” in trying to land Kaepernick, exploring trade options at the end of the first round before initiating talks with the Patriots and Bills at the top of the second. NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi reported that the Raiders (with picks 48 and 81) also were in talks with the Patriots, setting up a Bay Area battle for the QB.
Presumably, the Patriots’ price for the No. 33 pick was too high. But the 49ers — who, according to LaCanfora, believed they had to leapfrog the QB-needy Redskins at No. 41 after missing out on TCU’s Andy Dalton — pulled the trigger by dealing pick Nos. 45, 108 and 141 to the Broncos for the 36th selection, which San Francisco used on Kaepernick.
As the teams who started the day needing QB help positioned themselves, the options became even more slim once the Bengals selected Dalton with the third pick (35th overall) of the second round. NFL.com analyst Pat Kirwan believes many teams eliminated Arkansas’ Ryan Mallett from their draft boards altogether, setting the stakes for Kaepernick.
“It’s clear from yesterday and today that teams are way over the value charts on trades,” Kirwan said. “That doesn’t make them wrong, but they’re ignoring it to get what they want. If they have a guy in mind who they believe can start for their team, they’re throwing caution to the wind to get him. Time will tell, but I can’t fault the 49ers.”
– Frank Tadych
Sounds like Kaep was the guy Harbaulke wanted
But the 49ers — who, according to LaCanfora, believed they had to leapfrog the QB-needy Redskins at No. 41 after missing out on TCU’s Andy Dalton
That doesn't sound like it to me. Sounds like Kaep was option #2.
49ers were verry active on Kaepernick. Explored options in late 1st round, and also spoke to NE and BUF today. They got their man at pick 36
More on the 49ers - hearing if they had reached 1st rd in trade Dalton very well could have been the pick. Unable to get ahead of CIN...
They felt like they needed to jump WSH to be sure they got a QB they coveted and got one in Kaepernick by moving to DEN pick
Everyone new Cincy was going to take Dalton. If the 49ers wanted dalton they would have made it happen. La Confora's a joke
Maybe you missed the where it says they tried to get into the end of the 1st and ahead of Cincy but couldn't. Obviously the price wasn't one they wanted to pay.
LaCanfora's an idiot. The 49ers explored trading into the late 1st to draft Kaepernick. Notice how most of what LaCanfora writes is basically assumption, just to make it sound like he knows what he is talking about.
"More on the 49ers - hearing if they had reached 1st rd in trade Dalton very well could have been the pick. Unable to get ahead of CIN.."
Not Dalton WOULD have been the pick, he very well COULD have been the pick. That's the samething as saying that Jay the Madison Square Garden janitor COULD have been the pick.
Its these pseudo-journalists stretching the english to make themselves sound informed. By all accounts, Kaepernick was the guy that the 49ers wanted all the way, he's got the tangibles that Harbaugh covets ALONG with the arm strength he likes.