Deebo Samuel trade rumors: 49ers possibly looking to get two first-round picks in deal to receive star

There have been some big NFL trades this offseason involving wide receivers, but if Deebo Samuel is traded, it could end them all.

The star of the 49ers made it clear that he wants to leave of San Francisco – he made a trade demand last week – but that doesn’t mean the team will report him. The 49ers likely won’t trade Samuel unless they’re surprised by an offer, and right now, it could take two first-round picks to close a deal. At least that’s the word of an anonymous NFL general manager.

In an interview with Sports Illustrated, the GM said he thinks the 49ers will look to get two first-round picks as a way to replace the two first-round players who dropped out when they made a draft trade to acquire Trey Lance last year.

If the 49ers come in with two first-round players in a deal with Deebo Samuel, this would easily be the biggest trade of the offseason involving a wide receiver.

The Dolphins trade for Tyreek Hill was definitely big, but even that deal didn’t involve two first-round picks. To acquire Hill from Kansas City, the Dolphins sent a total of five draft picks to the Chiefs: a 2022 first-round pick (#29), a 2022 second-round pick (#50), and a fourth-round pick. 2022. , along with two picks in the 2023 draft.

The other big receiver swap this offseason involved Davante Adams being sent from Green Bay to Las Vegas, but that deal also didn’t involve two first-round picks. To make that trade happen, the Raiders sent the Packers a first-round pick (#22 overall) and a second-round pick (#53 overall) in this year’s draft.

If teams weren’t willing to trade two first-round picks for either Adams or Hill, the 49ers could have trouble finding a buyer at the quoted price. One team that might be interested in Samuel is the Jets, but it’s hard to see them coughing up two first-round picks considering they didn’t even offer a single first-round pick when they tried to make a deal for Hill.

The other thing to keep in mind here is that there have been several reports suggesting that one reason Samuel wants to leave San Francisco is because he doesn’t like the way he’s being used. Apparently, Samuel wants to focus on playing receiver instead of playing receiver and running back. Much of Samuel’s value on the field comes from the fact that he can play in two positions. If he’s only playing in one position, a team may not value him as much, which will make it harder for them to justify giving up two first-round picks.

While it’s impossible to know what the 49ers could gain from a trade, they’re at least taking calls for Samuel, according to NFL.com. The NFL’s official website reported that the 49ers may be willing to trade Samuel for compensation that is in line with the 13th overall pick in the draft. Basically, it looks like there’s a lot of wiggle room if any team is considering calling the 49ers and making an offer.

As for Samuel, he still seems pretty determined to leave San Francisco. The receiver was caught on video laughing over the weekend and the twist is that he was laughing at a sign being held up by a 49ers fan that read “Deebo is staying”.

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