UPDATED: 49ers' 15 draft picks provides flexibility

UPDATED: 49ers' 15 draft picks provides flexibility
February 21, 2013, 11:30 am
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The 2013 NFL Draft will be held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City beginning on April 25. (USA TODAY IMAGES) 

The 49ers are in line to have 15 draft picks, including selections at Nos. 31 and 34 overall.

The latter comes as compensation from the Kansas City Chiefs for backup quarterback Alex Smith. League sources confirm what Jay Glazer of Foxsports first reported that Smith will be traded March 12, when the trade period opens.

The 49ers are not going to make 15 draft picks. With an already-strong roster, expect the 49ers to be active in packaging picks to move up or work a deal to land an established player. Clark Judge of CBSSports.com suggests the 49ers now become a strong candidate to land New York Jets cornerback Darrell Revis, who is coming off a season-ending ACL tear.

If the 49ers do not trade for any veteran players, they can be expected to make a bundle of trades involving draft picks. The 49ers can move up in to select players they have targeted. They can also trade picks to move back into the 2014 draft.

Updated 49ers 2013 picks:

1. First round, No. 31 (No. 31 overall): Own pick
2. Second round, No. 2 (No. 34 overall): Pick from Kansas City for Alex Smith trade, which can be completed March 12
3. Second round, No. 31 (No. 61 overall): Own pick
4. Third round, No. 12 (No. 74 overall): From Carolina in trade-back during 2012 draft
5. Third round, No 31 (No. 93 overall): Own pick
6. Fourth round, No. 31 (TBA): Own pick
7. Fifth round, No. 24 (TBA): From Indianapolis in trade-back during 2012 draft
8. Fifth round, No. 31 (TBA): Own pick
9. Sixth round, No. 12 (TBA): From Miami in trade-back during 2012 draft
10. Sixth round, No. 31 (TBA): Own pick
11. Seventh round, No. 21 (TBA): From Cincinnati for Taylor Mays
12. Seventh round, No. 31, (TBA): Own pick

The 49ers also expect three compensatory picks that cannot be traded. The 49ers expect a compensatory pick at the end of the third or fourth round, as well as two compensatory selections in the late rounds. Those picks will be announced next month.