Colts trade No. 13 overall pick to 49ers in exchange for DT DeForest Buckner, report says


The Indianapolis Colts are sending the No. 13 overall selection to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for defensive tackle DeForest Buckner, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport

Buckner, 25, had 62 tackles, 7.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and two pass deflections for the NFC champion 49ers. The former No. 7 overall selection had recorded 12 sacks the prior year. The Hawaii native was named a second team All-Pro this past season. He was selected to his only Pro Bowl the prior year. 

San Francisco had a deep pool of pass rushers that also includes Arik Armstead, Nick Bosa and Dee Ford. The 49ers had agreed to a long-term extension with Armstead earlier in the day. They were No. 25 in salary cap space at last check with roughly $16.4 million, according to Spotrac.com.

San Francisco now holds the No. 13 and No. 31 overall selections in the 2020 NFL Draft, which will take place Apr. 23-25 as originally expected. Indianapolis’ first pick will now occur at No. 34 overall. They entered the day’s festivities with the third most salary cap space ($70.1 million); trailing only the Dolphins and Bills. 

Stay tuned to CBSSports.com for more on this developing story.





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