We have our first major 2021 NFL Draft trade. The San Francisco 49ers sent a stockpile of future picks and the No. 12 overall pick in this year’s draft to the Miami Dolphins in order to move up nine spots to No. 3 overall.
The news was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Along with swapping first-round picks, the 49ers are sending a 2021 third-round pick, and first-round picks in 2022 and 2023 to the Dolphins.
San Francisco is now expected to target one of this year’s top quarterback prospects after Trevor Lawrence — Zach Wilson, Justin Fields, Trey Lance, and Mac Jones — and it likely signals the end of Jimmy Garoppolo’s time in San Francisco.
The move back also shows Miami’s commitment to Tua Tagovailoa in the immediate future.
Filed to ESPN: Dolphins trading No. 3 overall pick to the San Francisco 49ers for the No. 12 pick, a 2021 third-round pick (SF’s comp pick for Robert Saleh hiring) and first-round picks in 2022 and 2023, per sources.
Blockbuster deal with massive ramifications for years to come. pic.twitter.com/nRLMUaWGo5
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 26, 2021
Immediately after trading back to No. 12, the Dolphins moved back up to No. 6 by sending the No. 12 overall pick, 123rd overall pick, and a 2022 first-rounder to the Philadelphia Eagles.
And the Dolphins trade back up! Miami jumps from 12 to 6.
Eagles get: 12th overall pick, 123rd overall pick, 2022 first-rounder.
Dolphins get: 6th overall pick, 156th overall pick.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 26, 2021
Slow Friday, eh?