If the Washington Redskins are entertaining trade calls for the No. 2 pick, the San Francisco 49ers could be a tremendous match in any hypothetical deal.
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San Fran is looking to get rid of some big contracts after reports from Monday suggested Dee Ford, Kwon Alexander and Jaquiski Tartt were all on the trade block. If that's the case, perhaps the 49ers give the Redskins a call and see if a combination of their stud defenders and first-round picks could interest them. Because, let's be honest, Washington needs more than just the No. 2 pick to save this franchise.
San Fran has the No. 13 and 31 overall picks, so perhaps they consider sending Alexander, Tartt, No. 13 and next year's first-rounder to Washington in exchange for the No. 2 pick and Trent Williams. This would allow the 49ers to keep their other first-rounder, while the Redskins would get themselves two defensive starters and the ability to select a top talent 11 picks later. Washington has no leverage in any deal for Williams, so they might as well get his $14.5 million salary off the books.
The 49ers can free up some cash with Alexander and Tartt gone, and then add Chase Young opposite Nick Bosa on a stacked defensive line.
The other conundrum here is that San Francisco needs a wide receiver. They might be able to get their hands on someone at No. 31, but if they want to move up from there, they can dangle Dee Ford in trade talks with the No. 31 pick to see how far into the 20s they can get. Some team out there wouldn't mind moving back a few picks while adding a fearsome pass rusher (thought at a fairly high price), right?
Sure, this might be a stretch, but Young would make the 49ers defense even more dominant for years to come and they can also improve their offensive line. From there they'll just need another target for Jimmy Garoppolo, which shouldn't be too difficult of a task.