Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 4/22/13
The San Francisco 49ers have been pedal to the metal all offseason. They traded for receiver Anquan Boldin, signed cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, and traded Alex Smith. As the draft nears, GM Trent Baalke will be looking to replenish his defensive line that lost a few solid players via free agency, and in a deep draft for quality linemen, he can do just that. The 49ers need help on the defensive line after losing Isaac Sopoga who chose to go to Philadelphia and Ricky Jean Francois jumped ship for Indianapolis. Well armed with draft picks, it’s expected the 49ers will use some picks as currency to move up in the first round to grab top end talent for the defensive line they can add to an already great defense. Also, with so many draft picks at their disposal, the 49ers simply don’t have the room on their roster for all those picks, so it make sense for them to use the picks to get the exact players they want. According to Chris Wesseling of NFL.com, the 49ers could have an interest in moving up into the high rent district of the first round to grab a standout player. Wessling writes: ‘One general manager tells Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports that he believes the 49ers have interest in trading up from No. 31 overall to the 13th or 14th spot. As one of a handful of NFL teams currently enjoying a wide-open Super Bowl window, it makes sense to leverage the extra picks for a difference-maker or two to put them over the top.’  
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