NFC Notes: 49ers, Eagles, Seahawks



  • According to Jeremy Fowler, many teams around the NFL are looking at San Francisco as a catalyst for movement late in the first round.
  • The 49ers are without any picks in Rounds 2 to 4 this year, which leaves as a candidate to trade down from No. 31 overall.
  • Fowler mentions that the 49ers are believed to have RB Matt Breida on the trade block and WR Marquise Goodwin is another veteran who could be dealt.
  • Regarding Goodwin, Adam Caplan hears that unless he’s willing to take a paycut, it won’t be easy for San Francisco to trade him. 
  • The Athletic’s Matt Barrows notes San Francisco had an interest in former Bears TE Trey Burton when he was a free agent two seasons ago. 
  • According to Alabama DT Raekwon Davis, the 49ers, Packers, Dolphins, Ravens, and Eagles have been in the most contact with him.
  • Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle names South Carolina DT Javon Kinlaw, Aubrun DT Derrick Brown, and TCU DT Ross Blacklock as potential draft targets to replace DT DeForest Buckner.


  • Eliot Shorr-Parks of 94WIP believes the Eagles “would be wise” to re-sign TE Trey Burton, who spent 2014-2017 in Philadelphia, as depth behind Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert
  • Shorr-Parks says signing Burton is a “no-brainer” given he would not cost a lot of cap room and he’s still “very close” to Eagles QB Carson Wentz.
  • According to Alabama DT Raekwon Davis, the 49ers, Packers, Dolphins, Ravens, and Eagles have been in the most contact with him.
  • Jimmy Kempski of the Philly Voice writes the belief is the Eagles will eventually release CB Rasul Douglas because of the proven performance escalator raising his salary to $2.3 million. However, the Eagles aren’t in a rush to do so yet, as injuries during training camp could change the circumstances. Kempski adds Douglas would still likely be available for cheap if another team was interested. 
  • Adam Caplan from Inside The Birds expects the Eagles to draft a linebacker, perhaps as high as the second round. 
  • Caplan says from talking to sources that Arizona State WR Brandon Aiyuk is someone who interests the Eagles. 


Tony Pauline tells John Clayton of 710 ESPN in Seattle that he’s consistently heard that the Seahawks will target “the lines of scrimmage” in the draft and then possibly a receiver. 

“My information all along is that they’re going to concentrate on the lines of scrimmage (and) at some point in time, maybe they stick a receiver in there,” Pauline said. “But with that first-round pick, they would like to trade down, as they usually do, to collect more selections to maybe get into the later part of day three to get some additional interior offensive linemen.”

Pauline suggested the Cardinals and Giants as potential trade partners for Seattle should they trade back. 

“It may be a team like the Arizona Cardinals depending on whether or not they take their offensive tackle at (eighth overall) if there’s an offensive tackle still on the board (at 27),” Pauline said. “I think a team, maybe the New York Giants … if they like Cesar Ruiz, the center from Michigan, because really like edge rushers and Chase Young, Cesar Ruiz is head and shoulders the best center in this draft and then it really falls off almost a full round before the next center. So I think with the Giants or any team in the top of round two that is really, really wants a center or wants to get the best center in the draft, maybe they trade up for a guy like Cesar Ruiz.”

  • Jeremy Fowler mentions that the Seahawks will likely look to to trade down from No. 27 overall pick.
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Hate to love Seattle
Hate to love Seattle
6 months ago

Every damn year Seattle trades down. It never works. Why do you need 17 5th round picks? It’s almost like you secretly hate Russell Wilson and want him to get speared in half on day!