The 49ers picked a wide receiver in the first round of Thursday's NFL draft, hoping Brandon Aiyuk's blazing speed can bring a new dimension to coach Kyle Shanahan's offense.
But San Francisco also is looking to part ways with some speed on the outside, as the team continues to entertain trade offers for veteran Marquise Goodwin.
It was believed Goodwin could be moved during Round 1, but 49ers general manager John Lynch indicated late Thursday night that the team is continuing to shop the receiver.
"We're talking with a few teams, and we'll see where that goes tomorrow," Lynch told reporters on a Zoom conference call.
"He's an extremely talented player who is a game-changer in terms of what he does to defenses. So, there is interest out there. We'll see where that goes. We're trying to find a good home for him."
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NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reported Friday that the 49ers had given Goodwin's representatives permission to pursue a trade destination.
I'm hearing the #49ers have given Marquise Goodwin and his representation permission to speak to interested teams about negotiating a new contract that works for both sides. He is scheduled to make $4.5 million in salary and bonuses. https://t.co/vlhDIKGiCe
— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) April 23, 2020
Goodwin is amid a three-year contract extension that he signed in 2018, but he was limited to nine games in 2019 after battling through injuries.
Especially after the 49ers' addition of Aiyuk, Goodwin likely will find himself with a new team before the weekend wraps up.
Marquise Goodwin trade interest remains as 49ers seek receiver's new home originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area