Bill Belichick scraps pick acquired for Jimmy Garoppolo into parts

Bill Belichick scraps pick acquired for Jimmy Garoppolo into parts

Javier Howell
April 28, 2018

So, after giving up Garoppolo for only a second-round draft pick, the Patriots called in a favor Friday to acquire offensive tackle Trent Brown in a trade, a league source confirmed. On Thursday night, the 49ers used the ninth pick in the 2018 first round on Notre Dame offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey, who is expected to take over as the starter at right tackle.

San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Trent Brown (77) against the Arizona Cardinals during an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport has since confirmed that Brown has passed his physical. Last season, he played in seven games with six starts for the Seahawks.

The 6-foot-8, 355-pound Brown started all 16 games for the 49ers in 2016 and 10 games past year before sustaining a season-ending shoulder injury.

Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson went at No. 43 overall, a pick the Patriots had acquired by trading Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ers last season. San Francisco will get the No. 95 overall pick in the draft in return.

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Tony Pauline of Draft Analyst later stated that Brown reported to the 49ers' offseason program out of shape and the 49ers have concerns about his recovery, which may have contributed to decision to select McGlinchey. Brown is entering the final year of his rookie contract.

The 49ers weren't ready to commit to Brown after this season when he will be eligible to be a free agent, instead choosing his replacement in the draft.

Along with drafting Wynn, New England signed four-year veteran Ulrick John on Tuesday and five-year pro Matt Tobin in March.

Speaking Friday night at Gillette Stadium, Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio said the team has yet to determine how it will use Brown.