21 Jan Mayhew Out, Draft Pick In!
Today, it was announced that former 49ers VP of Player Personnel Martin Mayhew is going to become the new GM for the Washington Football team.
I cannot stress how important this event is. Even if it is just a compensatory pick, the 49ers are going to have even more ammo in the next three NFL draft classes that could either be used to trade for a player (i.e. Deshaun Watson) or be used to further their effort to build the team.
Throughout history, we have seen teams countlessly move draft picks all over the place. John Lynch and the front office, who have not been afraid to move up and down the draft, have the chance to use another pick to boost their ability to move freely on draft day.
It is unfortunate to lose two high-end staff members, but the result of the new and infamous rule will give the 49ers a big advantage when team building down the road.