Feb 23, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; University of Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NFL Draft: Sheldon Richardson Is Possibly The San Francisco 49ers Target

The San Francisco 49ers have few holes on their roster. But despite that they are looking to be players in the NFL Draft. Jason Cole of Yahoo tweeted that the 49ers are interested in moving up in the draft via trade to go after a defensive lineman, preferably Sheldon Richardson of Missouri.

The St. Louis Rams are shopping around their No. 22 pick in the first round. They could be a potential trade partner for the 49ers. The 49ers certainly have a slew of draft picks (13 total) to package together in order to move up in the draft.

Unfortunately the 49ers could have some competition from teams that desperately need a quarterback. While many don’t see a quarterback worthy of a top 10 pick, teams could try to trade back into the first round to get a quarterback like Geno Smith, who could still be around, or E.J. Manuel.

The 49ers variety of draft picks give them the ammo, the problem is if the price is driven up, does it still become worth it for the 49ers.

But Adam Schefter says the 49ers could be aiming higher than the #22 pick.

The 49ers could also be looking at safety Kenny Vaccaro.

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