Not to jump too early to any conclusions...
But the deal kinda reminds me of another deal the forty niners once made:
"New England gave up the 16th overall pick in exchange for the 49ers' 28th and 56th overall picks (the teams also swapped third-round picks). It appears a fair deal for both sides, until you look at whom the 49ers traded up to select - Jerry Rice."
Not to say that Eric Reid is Jerry Rice... but he seems to have a similar start:
As expected, the San Francisco 49ers maneuvered up the board in Round 1, trading the No. 31 and No. 93 (corrected) overall picks to the Dallas Cowboys at No. 18.
In the middle of the first round, Trent Baalke took care of the team's biggest need, which was on the back end at safety.... Eric Reid.
[ Edited by McSlayer on May 1, 2013 at 6:16 PM ]