A few people were perplexed last night when the San Francisco 49ers didn’t draft a wide receiver with the 30th pick, instead opting for safety Jimmie Ward. We now know why the Niners did what they did.
Filed to ESPN: 49ers trading a conditoonal 2015 4th-round pick to Buffalo for WR Stevie Johnson, per sources. Pick can become a 3rd.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 9, 2014
Johnson’s an interesting character who’s made multiple headlines during his six year NFL career, all with the Bills.
His best season came in 2010 when he caught 82 balls for 1,073 yards and 10 touchdowns, and he’s caught at least 50 passes each of the last four seasons.
He figures to immediately impact the Niners offense in 2014.