Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Originally posted by MadDog49er:
When teams know that a marginal player is on the trade block, they swim like sharks seeing blood, waiting for the release. Can't expect more than a 6th or 7th rounder at best. Probably a 50% they get nothing and simply release him,
I think a 7th or conditional pick seems about right... He might be the 4th back on our team this year. Not exactly going to break our backs.
I think you can get more than that. It really depends on interest from other teams and all you need is two teams that are interested to get good value. He's got 2 yrs left on his rookie contract at what, $500k? Never really got any PT time, but is averaging 4.7yds when he played. LMJ has potential and for a team that can use a 3rd down back like the Saints, Chiefs or any team that had a pre-draft visit with him might be interested.. If the Chiefs or Saints don't get their guy in the 1st round and want to trade down the 49ers can swap 1st rounders for LMJ.
I still like LMJ and he may not appear to have as much potential as before, but he's never really gotten a shot. It was a little weird the 49ers picked him because he's pretty similar to Hunter. Anyways you can shop him around before and during the draft and I think you can get a lot more.