Almost every single acquisition has met these two criteria: (1) dirt cheap, and (2) at a big position of need that everyone assumed we'd HAVE to address in the draft.
Dorsey, Boldin, Dahl, Morrah, Asomugha, Moore, and McCoy turned DE/NT, WR, FS, TE, CB, and b/u QB from "must haves" to positions we can now get by with if we have to.
The intention seems clear. Baalke does not want to be hampered by "need" in any way in using his draft picks, particularly those five picks in the first three rounds. "BPA" is such a cliche, and it's a myth that anyone would ignore need 100%, but we seem poised to attack this draft for value unlike any draft we've ever seen.
[ Edited by LieutKaffee on Apr 17, 2013 at 8:51 PM ]