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Old 02-23-2010, 07:13 PM   #1
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Default ESPN Insider-Franklin to be traded for a #1 before Thursday (to Broncos?)

Franklin could be traded?

Aubrayo Franklin | 49ers | Interested: Broncos?

Way back in November, Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat foresaw the problem of retaining Aubrayo Franklin, and wrote that the 49ers "will take whatever steps necessary to keep him around in 2010." The first option is a contract extension, but barring that, they could use the franchise tag. In 2010, a tag for a DT will run a team $7.003 million, and a decision must be made by Thursday afternoon. ESPN's John Clayton had word from a source that the team has already told Franklin he's getting tagged.

But is it still possible that the Niners would trade Franklin before the Thursday deadline? Maiocco tweeted on Tuesday afternoon that "one league source told me he thought 49ers would part ways with Aubrayo Franklin in a trade for one first-round selection." Clock's ticking.

Here's Bill Barnwell of Football Outsiders on one team that could take a look if Franklin is truly on the block:

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Upgrade at NT necessary in Denver

"If you're in the camp that chalks up the second-half decline to a worn-down defensive line, the Broncos would be wise to add more big bodies up front that fit their 3-4 scheme. One spot in particular would be at nose tackle, where Ronald Fields is a situational player stretched as a starter. If the Broncos target one player in free agency, it should be 49ers nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin, who would be the perfect fit for their needs and scheme." - Bill Barnwell
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:16 PM   #2
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hmmm thats a interesting trade... im not sure
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:16 PM   #3
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I would have no problem with that. That's what I want the first rounder used on anyway.
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:19 PM   #4
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They could tag him and still trade him later. If we could get a first for Marshall and trade that for Franklin, I would not be unhappy at all.
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I would make the trade for a second rounder in an instant...a first would be tough
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:24 PM   #6
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I would rather take Dan Williams, McClain, or the Iputa (however you spell it) instead of him for a first.
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Wouldn't upset me, considering the number of RFAs that will be tendered high - I think we could land one if we're willing to deal our 1st round pick. So would you rather have a Dan Williams or a Aubrayo Franklin? I'd be down with sending our pick to NE for Mankins which would arguably give us the best left-side of an OL in the league. Obviously draft picks are at a premium, but the chance to get a bonafide top 5 player in the league at their position like Mankins or Franklin is very intriguing.
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They won't get a first-rounder, I'll guarantee you that.

If they do, it's the P.T. Barnum rule in action.
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:50 PM   #10
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Like the idea but, imo too old for a team so far away from being good. Keep your #1 in a great round 1.

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Old 02-23-2010, 08:01 PM   #11
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Not in this draft. Last year, maybe. Next year, maybe. Not this year.
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:11 PM   #12
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I'd rather see us trade down and somehow try to get Iupati and Dan Williams.
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:14 PM   #13
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What a drag it would be not to have a pick on the first night in the new draft format.
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The only team dumping RFA's will be the Broncos.

Marshall for this guy?

He's the GM...wait for it...
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The only team dumping RFA's will be the Broncos.

Marshall for this guy?

He's the GM...wait for it...
You have McDaniels derangement syndrome
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Actually, I'd be fine with it rather than another reach on Beavis Card.
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What if they sent us their second with Franklin?

(I've had a few cocktails tonight.)
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What if they sent us their second with Franklin?

(I've had a few cocktails tonight.)
1st+3rd for Franklin+2nd+5th DO IT.
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1st+3rd for Franklin+2nd+5th DO IT.
Anyone have a draft chart we can consult?
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You guys seem to be forgeting we can still trade for Aubrayo without giving up #10/11. Trade down to late 1st n use that pick to get Aubrayo Franklin. I remember Falcons did this a few years back to get John Abraham. If we can't find a trading partner we could come to an agreement directly with SF. Trade #10/11 & #45 for Aubrayo Franklin & #17. The difference in value we trade them in draft picks is equal to giving them around #22 for Aubrayo. They can draft a guy like McClain with #10. We still have a first in #17 we can use on a guy like Iupati. We get two impact guys at our two greatest positions of need, in my opinion. What more do u want with your first 2 picks?
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I'd rather see us trade down and somehow try to get Iupati and Dan Williams.
That would be great, but proven NFL commodity > unproven draft picks/rookies.

IMO, of course.

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You guys seem to be forgeting we can still trade for Aubrayo without giving up #10/11. Trade down to late 1st n use that pick to get Aubrayo Franklin. I remember Falcons did this a few years back to get John Abraham. If we can't find a trading partner we could come to an agreement directly with SF. Trade #10/11 & #45 for Aubrayo Franklin & #17. The difference in value we trade them in draft picks is equal to giving them around #22 for Aubrayo. They can draft a guy like McClain with #10. We still have a first in #17 we can use on a guy like Iupati. We get two impact guys at our two greatest positions of need, in my opinion. What more do u want with your first 2 picks?
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:55 PM   #24
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This is so ****ing stupid.

The 49ers might trade Franklin by Thursday.

We think Denver might want a NT this year.

Franklin to Denver?

That's not even a rumor and it barely borders on speculation, that's throwing **** up against a wall to see who will actually take it seriously and run with it.
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This is so ****ing stupid.

The 49ers might trade Franklin by Thursday.

We think Denver might want a NT this year.

Franklin to Denver?

That's not even a rumor and it barely borders on speculation, that's throwing **** up against a wall to see who will actually take it seriously and run with it.
God forbid. Last I checked, it's the offseason.

BFD.
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