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April 28, 2007
49ers keep No. 1 priority

It seemed funny when Mike Nolan traded away next year's no. 1 pick to the New England Patriots for an offensive tackle. Now it all makes sense.

The 49ers just traded their second-round pick - no. 42 overall - to the Indianapolis Colts for the Colts' first-round pick next year and their fourth-round pick, no. 126 overall, this year.

That means the 49ers once again have four picks in the fourth round and their first-rounder next season. It looks like a good move now, and it could be even more fanastic if the 49ers finish ahead of the defending Super Bowl champs in the stands next season. That's a big if...

- Matt Barrows



MATTHEW BARROWS

Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

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