John Lynch doesn’t want to mess this up.
In his first offseason as San Francisco 49ers general manager, Lynch has been armed with the second overall pick of the draft and has come to somewhat of a conclusion as to what he will do with it.
Lynch says the team will listen to trade talks until it’s time to make their pick, but he’s got an idea of who he wants to pick.
“We’re going to pick a player at (No. 2) that we feel is a cornerstone for this franchise for years to come,” said Lynch, according to Eric Branch of the San Francisco Gate. “And we’ll be very passionate about that pick and what that player can do us for us moving forward.”
Lynch said that it would be “fair” to say the team has narrowed their potential selection down to two or three players and suggested it’s unlikely the pick will be traded.
“There have been calls,” Lynch said. “There’s been interest, but nothing specific. It’s coveted. When you have a pick that high, that’s natural.”
It was reported that the team is “strongly considering” drafting a quarterback with their top pick. Lynch denied that any sources from within his organization let that report out, but admitted they will consider adding a quarterback high.
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