49ers News: A general manager believes the 49ers will have 2 first-rounders for Deebo Samuel

Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer has been on top of Deebo Samuel’s history all month. Last Friday, he outlined how Deebo has a problem with his role and how “it affects his football odometer.”

Monday morning, Breer said it is unlikely Samuel will be moved between now and Thursday unless the 49ers are presented with an offer they can not refuse:

I can be wrong and the reason I want to emphasize this in advance is that I’m not sure how far someone else is willing to go to get him. I just feel that at this point, with how carefully the Niners handle the situation, it would take a lot for them to move from their place.

How much would it take? A rival GM told me Sunday that he thinks you would probably have to go to John Lynch with two first-round picks that would replace the 2022 and ’23 first-rounders that the Niners handed out last year to move up for Trey Lance, to wrest Samuel free from San Francisco. And there is one loteven in comparison to the other major recipient trades in the early parts of this year.

If the 49ers are fully set on replacing the first-rounders they lost in the Lance trade, then it is reasonable to assume that Samuel will remain a niner after this week, unless one of those teams with more firsts feels the need to pay too much so they do not miss out on Samuel’s competitions.

Two first-rounders feels like a stretch, even for the NFL elite. Some argued it was too much compensation when the Rams gave it up for Jalen Ramsey. We all agree that was true when Seattle sent several first-rounders after Jamal Adams. But it only requires one team.

Miami moved 29, 50 and day 3 picks to Chiefs for Tyreek Hill. The Raiders got Davante Adams for 22 and 53. If John Lynch softens his stance and turns his request into a first and a second, that may be all a team needs to hit the trigger on Deebo.

I disagreed with Breer when he said, “the fact is, you need a plan and creativity to get the most out of him,” when he talked about Samuel. It undermines what he did earlier in the year before he had any bearing as a running back. Instead, Deebo won as a wide receiver and did so frequently while still generating great play.

Because of that, it’s not far to believe that NFL teams think of Deebo in the same light, as they know the production you can get out of him anywhere. But again, all it takes is one team.

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