49ers’ acquire Stevie Johnson from Buffalo Bills




The San Francisco 49ers made a splash in a big way as they traded away their 2015 fourth-round draft pick to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for WR Stevie Johnson. The former Kentucky product became expendable once the Bills traded up for WR Sammy Watkins in last night’s draft leading to Johnson’s eventual departure. Johnson who is a San Francisco native, racked up 52 catches for 597 receiving yards and three touchdowns last season.

One of his worst statistical seasons since entering the league in 2008, Johnson will be looking to have a bounce back season in 2014. A former seventh-round draft pick (No. 224), Johnson will be competing with WR Brandon Lloyd and WR Quinton Patton for that coveted No. 3 receiver spot while adding leadership to a very solid receiving core.

With Johnson now on his way to San Francisco, the question remains will the 49ers draft a wide receiver tonight? I believe they won’t. As they can now turn their focus on the defensive side of the ball.

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