SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Trent Baalke and Jim Harbaugh have a man in mind for the 30th pick, if he’s still around at that spot for San Francisco.
And, if the 49ers don’t jump on a chance to move up to land someone they believe could help right away as the reigning NFC West champions look to make another Super Bowl push in 2012.
They might just trade down, too.
Baalke has been right on in running the past two drafts, selecting several players who contributed immediately — from offensive linemen Anthony Davis and Mike Iupati to linebacker Aldon Smith.
While it has always been the general manager’s approach to snag the best possible player available, this draft is slightly different for the 49ers: San Francisco is set just about everywhere on the roster.