The 2021 NFL Draft is still weeks away, but things are already getting shaken up.
On Friday, the Miami Dolphins traded the No. 3 overall pick to the San Francisco 49ers for the No. 12 overall pick, a 2021 third-rounder and first-round picks in 2022 and 2023, according to multiple reports.
The third-round pick acquired by the Dolphins originally belonged to the Jets, but was compensation for Robert Saleh’s hiring.
The draft is quarterback-heavy at the top, with Trevor Lawrence expected to go No. 1 overall to the Jaguars. The Jets hold the second pick and are eyeing multiple pass-throwers; a contingency is attending BYU’s Zach Wilson’s pro day on Friday. Justin Fields, Mac Jones and Trey Lance are also likely first-round picks.
Per ESPN, the 49ers have no intention of trading QB Jimmy Garoppolo, though the team moving up into position to snag a young arm will only churn that rumor mill more.