Two things about this strategy that people don't realize. Is that seldom do players come in with big price tags and make a big impact NA at philly and Mario Williams at Buffalo come to mind. We had that happen with Clements. Justin Smith was the exception for us but most times it doesn't work. Cause they forget schemes and whether the player complements or gells with the others. Fans get so worked up by name recognition and the satisfaction that at least on paper the team is doing something, but as Chris Berman says thats why they play the game and don't hand out SB trophy passed on paper roster.
The other thing is the niners are not going to overpay and will bring in people that make sense, plus we will always get comp picks. Next more so based on the salaries and status of the players we lost and that we gained. This allows for Trent to deal the picks that are ours and not comps, as a package to either move up or to use it for a pick next year that will be higher, say a sixth this year for a fifth next, same for a seventh, forth or fifth. In the long run we build thru the draft and get better leverage and better quality in the future.