- Associated Press - Saturday, May 10, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Trent Baalke found that coveted, experienced wide receiver for San Francisco in the first of five trades he pulled off during a whirlwind Day 2 of the NFL draft, acquiring Stevie Johnson from Buffalo.

“I’m exhausted,” the general manager said.

Try keeping up with the maddening crush of 49ers moves from outside the draft room.

Determined to stick with - and, ultimately, surpass - the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks in the talented NFC West, San Francisco addressed key positions on offense for the near future and the long haul.

That included adding second-round running back Carlos Hyde and a pair of offensive linemen in the third round.

The day started with adding Johnson after the Bills reached out Thursday with some possibilities.

San Francisco gave up an undisclosed 2015 draft pick. Johnson is expected to fill a key spot as San Francisco’s likely No. 3 receiver behind Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin.

“Three of the last four years he’s been a 1,000-yard receiver in the National Football League, which isn’t easy to do,” Baalke said.

While Boldin received a new $12 million, two-year deal in March, Crabtree is entering the final season of his contract and San Francisco lost Mario Manningham in free agency.

Johnson spent the past four seasons as a starter in Buffalo. He became the Bills’ first player to break 1,000 yards receiving in consecutive seasons in 2010-11, and extended the streak in 2012.

“It’s good,” Crabtree offered with a thumbs up and smile as he departed the facility Friday night, referring to Johnson’s addition.

Hyde has long admired Frank Gore, and now he wants to compete against the veteran running back for San Francisco’s starting job.

The 49ers selected Hyde with 57th overall pick. They acquired Miami’s choice that came via San Diego after sending the 56th pick to Denver only minutes earlier. San Francisco added a potent runner to complement Gore and join Thursday’s first-round pick, Jimmie Ward.

“I’m going to definitely get in there and compete to get that starting job and keep that running game alive that Frank Gore brought to the Niners,” said Hyde, who ran for 1,521 yards for the Buckeyes in 2013. “They felt like my skill set can really help them out, what I do, what I bring to the game, I think personally they feel that can really help them get to that next level, get that trophy.”

The 30-year-old Gore is entering the final year of his contract. He is coming off his seventh 1,000-yard season and third straight in his nine-year career.

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