- Dec 14, 2019
But I'm not making NFL trades. I'm evaluating trades that have been made to see if I like them, & especially when they involve players & multiple picks, like the Orlando Brown trade, I value having the chart that I think is more accurate.But the purpose of a trade chart is to give you a rough gauge of the market value of draft picks. A chart that doesn’t reflect real-world trade serves no purpose.
I suspect you’re correct that trading down is more often shrewd than trading up is, but if you believe that, it’s an adjustment you make over the top, not something that should be baked into a chart (because there’s no objective way to quantify what that adjustment “should” be).
If I worked in an NFL front office, I would use the hell out of those charts when negotiating trade downs. But I don't really see what purpose that serves me as a fan?
Like I said, considering the roster depth & the fact that Barmore slid down as far as he did, I'm totally fine with the trade, but that has nothing to do with whether Jimmy Johnson thought it was a good trade in 1989.