“I’m convinced the articles I’ve seen like this are written by guys who have no actually gone through the trade value charts. The Packers are going to be in a tough spot trying to trade up and will have to really overpay in number of selections to do it.”
- Would you believe me that overall, Ted Thompson isn’t very good at trading draft picks?
- Would you believe that Ted Thompson has been suckered in by other teams that have called and accepted less than he originally had?
- Would you believe that the single biggest mistake Ted Thompson has made on draft day was trading up for Clay Matthews III?
You’d think I was full of it, but its all true.
In reality, the trade value chart has become a staple of NFL draft fandom. Some people swear by it while other people think its stupid to put a number on talent or potential. But should we trust the chart and perhaps more importantly, does the chart make any sense in the modern era of football?