San Francisco 49ers: 5 Creative Moves Trent Baalke Should Make on Draft Day

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San Francisco 49ers: 5 Creative Moves Trent Baalke Should Make on Draft Day
John Froschauer
San Francisco 49ers' general manager Trent Baalke may not exude creative sensibilities, but his capacity for intricate draft-day trades is unrivaled.

Trent Baalke be nimble, Trent Baalke be quick—San Francisco 49ers’ general manager be creative with his draft-day picks?

Notwithstanding questionable extrapolations of Mother Goose nursery rhymes, Baalke will indeed have the benefit of flexibility during the 2014 NFL draft.

The 49ers own 11 selections and only have a couple positional openings on their roster.

A starter-quality wide receiver and cornerback qualify as those minimal deficiencies.

Baalke will likely target them early and often, in addition to acquiring depth along the trenches and at inside linebacker.

But as far as those high-ranking needs are concerned, how exactly will he satisfy them? Will he trade up, trade down, stockpile for a mid-round haul or perhaps do something revolutionary and unprecedented?

In other words, how imaginative can—and should—he be come May 8-10?

Even though last year’s selection process showcased a few exciting maneuvers, we’ll take it a step further for the benefit of the 49ers faithful.

Here now are the five creative moves Baalke should make on draft day.

Viewer suspension of disbelief is advised (said in patented baritone TV announcer voice).

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