Two of the more questionable picks in the first round make a lot more sense following a trade between the San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots.
The 49ers are sending offensive tackle Trenton Brown and a fifth-round pick (No. 143) to New England in exchange for a third-round pick (No. 95).
The 49ers surprised many draft viewers when they took Notre Dame tackle Mike McGlinchey with the ninth overall pick in the first round on Thursday night. With Brown and Joe Staley on board, McGlinchey didn't have an obvious spot for playing time in 2018. Now, McGlinchey will step into Brown's old position at right tackle, then theoretically move to the left side to take over for Staley in a year or two.
New England, meanwhile, raised eyebrows with their selection of Georgia offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn at 23rd overall. Though he was announced as a tackle, most feel Wynn fits better at guard in the NFL. That was a problem for New England, which needed a tackle to replace Nate Solder, who signed with the Giants in free agency. Now, Brown can be that tackle, and Wynn can play his more natural position on the interior.