49ers Trade Up With the Vikings

Anthony Miller
I am currently an NFL Contributor for Infinity Sports Network as well as NFL Draft Contributor for NFL Draft Lounge. I also write about the NFL, XFL, and arena football for multiple websites.

It didn’t take long for the third trade of the NFL Draft to happen as the 49ers look to grab a receiver.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported San Francisco traded the 31st, 117th, and 176th picks to Minnesota for the 25th pick.

The 49ers jumped up to pick Arizona State receiver Brandon Aiyuk. It was a position in need for San Francisco as Emmanuel Sanders is no longer with the team. Aiyuk is a great route runner who is quick on his feet. If the 49ers need a first down conversion, Aiyuk will be the guy to look at.

One of his major flaws in his game is not being as physical of a receiver as experts would want him. Aiyuk could be inconsistent with catching the football, but does have soft hands when he does complete passes. 

Aiyuk fills a need for San Francisco after waiting to draft a receiver late in the first round. For what they had to give up to move up in the draft, it’s a win for the 49ers. Their first trade with the Buccaneers earlier in the draft helped them make the pick.

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