Dolphins trade No. 3 pick to 49ers for trio of 1st-rounders
The 49ers also sent a third-round choice to the Dolphins in 2022. The selection will be the compensatory pick that San Francisco gets for the New York Jets hiring its defensive coordinator, Robert Saleh, to be their head coach as a minority candidate.
49ers general manager John Lynch pulled the trigger on, arguably, his boldest move to date on the heels of a 6-10 season that followed a run to Super Bowl LIV.
Typically, packaging so many premium picks to move up the draft board would signal an intention to draft a quarterback. However, the 49ers don't have immediate plans to move incumbent starter Jimmy Garoppolo, according to Schefter.
Garoppolo, who's missed significant time with injuries in two of the last three seasons and has been criticized at times for his field vision, holds a no-trade clause.
In a separate trade, the Dolphins dealt their newly acquired No. 12 pick and a first-rounder in 2022 to the Philadelphia Eagles for the No. 6 pick.
NFL draft order: Top 12 picks
|2||New York Jets|
|3||San Francisco 49ers|
|11||New York Giants|
The No. 3 pick initially belonged to the Houston Texans, but the Dolphins acquired it as part of the blockbuster Laremy Tunsil trade in 2019.