Tony Softli

As the yearly NFL Draft is clearly a projection and not an exact science when it comes to making picks or even draft day trades, several General Managers and Executive V.P. use some form of the Trade Chart as a guide too make critical decisions for their franchise.  Each club wants to maintain an even playing field and work hard to make sure another club doesn’t get the advantage within a trade.  Below is an example of a Trade Chart, keep in mind there are several versions and point breakdown varies.

Again this process is only a guide for the decision makers and front office executives, they study the Pick Board which displays All 32 teams picks from rounds one through seven including compensatory selections which can now be traded.  Early in my career as a scout and College Director I studied trade value and scenarios for weeks prior to the Draft and I targeted several trade situations that would benefit our club.

Trade Chart Example: If Washington wanted to move up the board after a careful analysis on draft prospect projection and those teams with interest and needs in the same prospect, the targeted club would be Jacksonville as the potential trade partner in order to leap frog other clubs (Cincinnati, Carolina, New York Jets).  The Jaguars sit at #4/1800 points, Washington will need to offer several round selections this year or next and a possible player to equal 1800 points.  In this scenario Washington will need to offer Jacksonville the following selections (#17/1st round = 950 points,#49/2nd round =410 points, #81/3rd  round = 185 points and a 3rd round selection in 2018).  The total points offered to Jacksonville in the 2017 NFL Draft is 1730 points, is that enough for Jacksonville to make the trade, Washington should not offer anything else, but you get the exercise.  Even if the total points didn’t add up positively for the receiving franchise, several teams still make the trade because they value that player in their scheme regardless chart number equation,  it is only a guide not the NFL law of trading.  Make the Trade!

 

ROUND 1   ROUND 2   ROUND 3   ROUND 4   ROUND 5   ROUND 6   ROUND 7
Slot Team Points   Slot Team Points   Slot Team Points   Slot Team Points   Slot Team Points   Slot Team Points   Slot Team Points
1 CLE 3,000 33 CLE 580 65 CLE 265 108 CLE 115 145 CLE 50 185 CLE 30 219 SF 10
2 SF 2,600 34 SF 560 66 SF 260 109 SF 114 146 SF 50 186 BLT 30 220 WAS 10
3 CHI 2,200 35 JAX 550 67 CHI 255 110 JAX 112 147 CHI 50 187 JAX 30 221 CHI 10
4 JAX 1,800 36 CHI 540 68 JAX 250 111 CHI 111 148 JAX 50 188 CLE 30 222 JAX 10
5 TEN 1,700 37 LAR 530 69 LAR 245 112 LAR 110 149 LAR 50 189 LAR 30 223 MIA 10
6 NYJ 1,600 38 LAC 520 70 NYJ 240 113 LAC 109 150 NYJ 50 190 LAC 30 224 NYJ 10
7 LAC 1,500 39 NYJ 510 71 LAC 235 114 WAS 108 151 LAC 50 191 NYJ 30 225 LAC 10
8 CAR 1,400 40 CAR 500 72 NE 230 115 CAR 107 152 CAR 50 192 CAR 30 226 SEA 10
9 CIN 1,350 41 CIN 490 73 CIN 225 116 CIN 105 153 CIN 50 193 CIN 30 227 CIN 10
10 BUF 1,300 42 NO 480 74 BLT 220 117 CHI 104 154 WAS 50 194 PHI 30 228 DAL 10
11 NO 1,250 43 PHI 470 75 BUF 215 118 PHI 103 155 PHI 50 195 BUF 30 229 NO 10
12 CLE 1,200 44 BUF 460 76 NO 210 119 ARZ 102 156 BUF 50 196 NO 30 230 PHI 10
13 ARZ 1,150 45 ARZ 450 77 ARZ 205 120 MIN 99 157 ARZ 50 197 ARZ 30 231 ARZ 10
14 PHI 1,100 46 IND 440 78 BLT 200 121 IND 97 158 IND 50 198 SF 30 232 MIN 10
15 IND 1,050 47 BLT 430 79 MIN 195 122 BLT 96 159 BLT 50 199 MIN 30 233 CAR 5
16 BLT 1,000 48 MIN 420 80 IND 190 123 WAS 93 160 MIN 40 200 NE 30 234 LAR 5
17 WAS 950 49 WAS 410 81 WAS 185 124 TEN 89 161 SF 40 201 WAS 20 235 WAS 5
18 TEN 900 50 TB 400 82 DEN 180 125 TB 87 162 TB 40 202 SF 20 236 TEN 5
19 TB 875 51 DEN 390 83 TEN 175 126 DEN 85 163 NE 40 203 DEN 20 237 TB 5
20 DEN 850 52 CLE 380 84 TB 170 127 DET 83 164 TEN 40 204 TB 20 238 DEN 5
21 DET 800 53 DET 370 85 DET 165 128 MIN 79 165 DET 40 205 DET 20 239 NE 5
22 MIA 780 54 MIA 360 86 MIN 160 129 OAK 77 166 MIA 40 206 MIA 20 240 MIA 5
23 NYG 760 55 NYG 350 87 NYG 155 130 HOU 74 167 NYG 40 207 NYG 20 241 NYG 5
24 OAK 740 56 OAK 340 88 OAK 150 131 NE 70 168 OAK 40 208 OAK 20 242 OAK 5
25 HOU 720 57 HOU 330 89 HOU 145 132 KC 68 169 HOU 40 209 WAS 20 243 HOU 5
26 SEA 700 58 SEA 320 90 SEA 140 133 DAL 66 170 KC 40 210 SEA 20 244 OAK 2
27 KC 680 59 KC 310 91 KC 136 134 GB 63 171 BUF 40 211 DAL 20 245 KC 2
28 DAL 660 60 DAL 300 92 DAL 132 135 PIT 60 172 GB 40 212 GB 20 246 DAL 2
29 GB 640 61 GB 292 93 GB 128 136 ATL 58 173 PIT 40 213 PIT 20 247 GB 2
30 PIT 620 62 PIT 284 94 PIT 124 137 IND 54 174 ATL 40 214 TEN 20 248 PIT 2
31 ATL 600 63 ATL 276 95 ATL 120 138 CIN Comp 175 CLE 40 215 DET 20 249 ATL 2
32 NO 590 64 CAR 270 96 NE 116 139 PHI Comp 176 CIN Comp  216 KC Comp 250 DET 2
97 MIA Comp 140 NYG Comp 177 DEN Comp  217 CIN Comp 251 CIN Comp
98 CAR Comp  141 LAR Comp 178 MIA Comp 218 KC Comp 252 DEN Comp
99 PHI Comp  142 HOU Comp 179 ARZ Comp  253 DEN Comp 
100 TEN Comp  143 SF Comp 180 KC Comp
101 DEN Comp  144 IND Comp 181 CLE Comp 
102 SEA Comp  182 GB Comp
103 NO Comp 183 NE Comp
104 KC Comp  184 MIA Comp 
105 PIT Comp
106 SEA Comp
107 NYJ Comp 

 

 

 

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