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Could 49ers trade for Julio if Falcons want to move him?

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The Falcons reportedly have received calls from teams inquiring about possible trades for Julio Jones.

A trade won't be able to happen before June 1 due to Atlanta's cap situation but teams like the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles could be interested.

According to NBC Sports' Peter King, the trade might not involve 2021 NFL draft picks seeing it won't take effect until June 2. King also targets the Las Vegas Raiders, Baltimore Ravens, and Tennessee Titans as teams that might have an interest in trading for Jones -- either before or after the NFL draft.

If the Falcons indeed put Jones on the market, could the 49ers pounce? 

Jones, of course, played for 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan when he was the Falcons' offensive coordinator in 2015-16. There is clear familiarity there, and Jones' combination of size and speed would be a perfect fit in the 49ers' -- or any team's -- offense.

However, it would cost a bounty in draft capital to get the Falcons to bite on a potential trade, and the 49ers just used a good chunk of their picks in moving up to the No. 3 spot in the draft.

The Falcons currently hold the No. 4 overall pick in this week's draft, but it certainly would take a lot more than just sliding up one pick to entice Atlanta on a deal.

 
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Given the 49ers are prioritizing a QB and the secondary in the draft and already have a strong young skill position group in Brandon Aiyuk, Deebo Samuel and George Kittle, a trade seems unlikely.

But stranger things have happened.

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