Trent Baalke discussed many of the storylines from a busy day two of the 2014 NFL Draft.
In fact, the San Francisco 49ers general manager kept football scribes guessing with a frenzied day of activity.
By day’s end, the 49ers made as many trades as draft picks on Friday.
Let’s take a look at five of the notable statements made by the 49ers GM.
The pending acquisition of veteran wide receiver
2. "The depth at that position within the draft, in the early part of the draft, it wasn't where it's been in past year."
It’s been a tough go for this year’s cornerback class. For those clamoring for the 49ers to select a cornerback, Baalke stressed that run on cornerbacks ended early in this year’s draft. However, it doesn’t mean that the market for corners can’t heat up on Saturday. Only nine cornerbacks have been drafted so far, including two in the second and third rounds, respectively. Baalke said the 49ers would consider drafting a cornerback depending on how their draft board looks at the time of their selection.
3. "We don't feel an urgency to go out and replace LaMichael at all."
Punt-return ability isn’t a requisite for a day-three draft pick. Baalke spoke highly of third-year running back
Leave it to Baalke, the long-armed-loving talent evaluator, to completely ignore measurements when it comes to a prospect from his own backyard. The GM raved about his third-round draft pick, Wisconsin linebacker
5. "The more darts you have, the more baloons you can pop."
Baalke has darts alright, seven to be exact. The GM’s draft-day trades earned San Francisco extra Saturday picks. Now the 49ers will have two picks in the fourth round, two picks in the fifth round, one pick in the sixth round and two picks in the seventh round. Assume Baalke will continue to take the best player available regardless of position when San Francisco is on the clock. With a talented roster comprising of veteran players, the 49ers are also in position to acquire more selections in 2015, so Baalke can continue his draft-day stranglehold of draft picks.