I look back at drafts we made after pick#20 since 2002, and remember people like Mike Rumph, Kwame Harris, Rashaun Woods, and Kentwan Balmer. Granted it was under different regime, this is what happens when we draft for need rather than BPA. This is first time where our roster is loaded and we can afford to pick BPA. However, I look at pick #30 and see not a lot of exciting potential players.
Imagine this scenario, 9ers trade #30 to Carolina/Buffalo/Miami and pick up an extra round #2 next year and in picks 40-42, we get Amini Silatolu/ Konz/ Zeitler. Then we package 4th Rd, trade up to mid 2nd and pick up Jared Crick who can learn from Justin Smith. He will be great 3-4 DE, learn from the best, and give Justin Smith breather on certain downs prolonging his career. Rd #3 we get Brian Quick who would be a beast of a WR from small school, if he is gone, we can targer Tommy Streeter who would be a redzone target, and either would learn under Randy Moss for a year. We can then trade our 5/6 and get in 4th round and get a much needed backup safety and special teamer in Bay Area native Duke Ihenacho.
In general, 2012
Rd2: Amini Silatolu, OG
Rd2: Jared Crick, DE
Rd3: Brian Quick, WR
Rd4: Duke Ihenacho, S/ST
Rd7: OLB/ILB backup
Andy Reid, Bill Belichik always believed in getting best OL/DL and building around these pieces, Silatolu/crick give us the best and toughest on the trenches, something Harbaugh would love to have and coach
In 2013 we get
RD1, 2 Rd2's > we will need trade up ammo to get Safety/ running back of the future. Brian quick will develop as our WR of future after Randy leaves and in 2013 we can draft a slot wide receiver who will replace ted ginn as KR.
I highly doubt any 4/5/6 rd picks will be able to crack our 46 man line, so why not stockpile draft picks for future?