Now they have the draft picks to go all Cowboys on this decade. And they didn't even need Minnesota Vikings GM Mike Lynn to do it.
Today the 49ers have dealt the former No. 1 overall pick, quarterback Alex Smith, to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs love them some backup quarterbacks.
The 49ers will not have a whopping 15 draft picks in the 2013 NFL draft, with five of those coming in the first three rounds. This will be the most draft picks for any one team since the league went to eight rounds in 1993.
This smells a little like the Dallas Cowboys dealing Herschel Walker to the Minnesota Vikings on Oct. 12, 1989.
The Cowboys sent Herschel Walker to the Vikings for LB Jesse Solomon, DB Issac Holt, RB Darrin Nelson, LB David Howard and DE Alex Stewart. There were also included in that deal six draft picks, (conditional 1st and 2nd rounds in '90 and '91; 1st round and conditional 3rd in '92.
With the talent they already have, and this influx of draft picks, the 49ers are in a position to own the NFC for a while.
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