Re: The Reach
posted at 4/30/2013 9:13 PM EDT
Good thread - and if you look at the 'draft pick value chart' ...
Oakland trade pick #3 to Miami for #12 and #42 so 2200 points for 1200 and 480 net loss to Oakland 520 points
Buffalo picked Manuel at #16 who was a consensus 2nd rounder (ESPN had him rated #77) but lets use #34 so 1000 points for a player available for 560 points - net loss 440 points
Washignton trade #18 (900) to San Fran for #31 (600) and #74 (220) so net loss of 80 point, but then they used #31 for a player rated as a top of round three or back of round two selection (ESPN had him #71) so say 270 so a second loss of 330 points for a total loss of 410 points of draft value.
I have heard a little curfuffle over some of these moves, but a lot of - Oakland need more picks so good move, and Dallas needed OLine help and they liked him so good move, And Buffalo had to get a QB so ...what do you expect.
And you compare that to the reactions when BB totally destroyed his whole draft when he lost his mind, drafted a nobody and threw away (or flushed) a total of 136 points of draft capital (value of pick #91.) All of these teams flushed away the equivalent of pick #50 or more.
Now I don't live and die with draft value charts but they are generally accepted as a good indicator of importance picks and equality of trades.
And just a note - Buffalo is listed above but their first trade #8 & #71 to St Louis for #16, 46, 78, and 222 was dead on the draft value chart 1635 to 1642.6 and that shows how dreadful the Oakland trade was - Buffalo got just about as much for their #8 pick as Oakland got for the #3 pick.