Now that the 2012 NFL draft is complete, I ran some numbers based on the actual trades that were completed in the draft (excluding trades for future picks or players). There were 22 trades in total.
Because of draft picks that were awarded to teams who lost free agents, I assumed that any pick higher than 224 was only worth 1.5 points.
|Round||Greater than 200 (Points Difference)||199 Through 150||149 Through 100||99 Through 50||49 Through 25||24 Through 10||9 Through 0||Negative|
The Negative column indicates that the team trading down acquired more points in value than their original pick. For example, in the first round, Baltimore traded 29 (640 points) for 35 (550) and 98 (108), a difference of -18 points according to the trade value chart. For every other trade but the two in the negative column, the team trading down gave up more points than they got in return.
What stands out to me is that 13 trades (out of 22) had a point value difference 24 points or less.
Edited by pappymojo, 01 May 2012 - 04:08 PM.