Originally posted by English:
Lets trade one forward to get a high pick for next year.
Or a center for a mid-level pick next year.
Seriously, the 9ers have some big decisions to make on FAs and we may be in the same boat as last year of waiting to see who is available at a reasonable price. Picked up Goodwin and Rogers that way so it can be a productive way to go.
How many rookies contributed this year? When I look at the draft it seems wise to view them as back ups and players to groom rather than filling immediate needs. Then using veteran FAs to fill the gaps. If Baalke thinks there are not many decent free agents to be had they may use all the picks and hope to get a few gems in the rough.
My preference is always to move down if equal value is available lower (WR or S this year?), or up if there is a game changer within reach (Rice as an example). Packaging picks along with Alex Smith could really benefit us this year.