OP is on to something. Many of our recent free agent signings were former 1st round picks. Rogers, Whitner, Edwards, Moss, Dorsey.
Baalke definitely keeps tabs on former 1st rounders, especially those who didn't quite live up to expectations with their original teams. That allows him to pick up a physically talented player for cheap, and allow our top notch coaching staff to cultivate that talent.
Woodson and Asomugha have been outstanding players in the past, it's just a matter of how much they have left in the tank.
[ Edited by SofaKing on Mar 15, 2013 at 1:41 PM ]