The San Francisco 49ers have traded DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts for their first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft according to multiple sources.
Trade AND deal: Colts trade first-round pick (13th overall) to 49ers for All-Pro DT DeForest Buckner, who already has agreed to a massive contract that pays him $21 million a year and makes him the second-highest paid DT in NFL history behind only Aaron Donald, sources tell ESPN.
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Buckner agreed to an extension with the Colts and he will earn $21 million per year. He is a four-year pro who has 28.5 sacks and 38 tackles for loss in his career.
The Colts released Margus Hunt earlier on Monday and the addition of Buckner will be an upgrade on the interior of the defensive line.
San Francisco didn’t have many picks in the 2020 NFL Draft, but now they have two first-round picks. They can use these picks to help build the team back up for another Super Bowl run. The 49ers will have the 13th and the 31st overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
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