San Francisco 49ers take Chicago's pick, deliver cold Twitter shot

Shutdown Corner

It hasn’t been a good few years to be a San Francisco 49er fan. But for a night, at least, the franchise had not just hope, but — dare we say it — a touch of swagger, too.

The 49ers held the No. 2 pick, but swapped it to Chicago for the No. 3 pick, plus the third- and fourth-round picks this year, plus a third-round pick next year. The Bears used that pick to select North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, and the 49ers used the next pick to grab Stanford’s Solomon Thomas. And hey, look what image the 49ers used to broadcast the move on Twitter:


That’s pretty sweet, a scene from the Sun Bowl in which Jones swallowed up Trubisky. The two get a rematch on Dec. 3; we’ll see whether either, or both, is in the starting lineup come then.

Stanford’s Solomon Thomas is a dominant defender with upside, but his position must be identified. (AP)
Stanford’s Solomon Thomas is a dominant defender with upside, but his position must be identified. (AP)

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Jay Busbee is a writer for Yahoo Sports and the author of EARNHARDT NATION, on sale now at Amazon or wherever books are sold. Contact him at jay.busbee@yahoo.com or find him on Twitter or on Facebook.

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