Moving Up, Moving Down: Winners and Losers of Draft Day Trades

May 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Every general manager in the NFL is highly qualified and exceptionally capable of doing their job. As fans, we often feel the need to criticize, even though we don't have comparable knowledge of the business or the game.
In the 2010 NFL draft, some teams exhibited questionable decision making, and although I'm well aware that my credentials don't give me the ability to criticize those decisions, I feel it is well within my rights to question the thought process.
Every draft is better analyzed in retrospect, however, there are certainly teams that will benefit from draft day trades in the short term. Equally, there are teams and players that will pay the consequences for the same transactions.
New England Patriots:
The Patriots achieve success in draft day trades by ensuring they get good value for each of their transactions.
Value for draft picks can be determined as follows,
When trading draft picks, NFL teams con...

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