After recent trades, Raiders no longer have the most draft capital

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The Giants and Cardinals have passed the Raiders as the teams with the most valuable picks in the 2019 NFL draft.

Last month, René Bugner calculated the total value of all draft picks for all 32 teams, using both the point value on Jimmy Johnson’s famous draft chart, and on the updated chart that Chase Stuart developed in 2012. Both charts previously showed the Raiders as the team with the most draft value, but that’s no longer the case.

After the Raiders traded third- and fifth-round picks for Antonio Brown, they’ve fallen behind the Cardinals on the Jimmy Johnson chart, which places high value on having the first overall pick. And after the Giants added a first-round pick and a third-round pick for Odell Beckham, they leapfrogged the Raiders on the Chase Stuart chart, which places high value on having a large number of picks. Both charts now show the Raiders as the No. 2 team in draft capital.

The Bears, who have traded away their first-round pick, second-round pick and sixth-round pick, remain at the bottom of the league in both charts. The Saints, who traded away their first-round pick, third-round pick and fourth-round pick, are No. 31 on both charts. The Cowboys, who traded away their first-round pick and sixth-round pick, are No. 30 on both charts.

30 responses to “After recent trades, Raiders no longer have the most draft capital

  1. Lets see how Getty screws this up. In fairness, he did have a nice draft last year (not picking a QB controversy aside).

  2. Look at the Pats with 2 seconds and 3 thirds. Those picks are often where you strike gold and don’t have to worry about overpaying for a first round bust.

    These calculations are kind of interesting, but 3 first rounders is pretty significant. Gruden really needs to hit on all three of them.

  3. That’s great, but will the players picked with those third and fifth round picks equal Antonio Brown or the players picked with those first and third round picks equal OBJ? Possible, but not likely.

  4. afwhigs says:
    March 15, 2019 at 9:05 am
    Look at the Pats with 2 seconds and 3 thirds. Those picks are often where you strike gold and don’t have to worry about overpaying for a first round bust.

    These calculations are kind of interesting, but 3 first rounders is pretty significant. Gruden really needs to hit on all three of them.
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    Someone ALWAYS has to make it about the Patriots. Please, we know the Patriots are a good team but, they are 1/32nd of the story here. Nothing more and nothing less. Give us ALL a break please! Can’t wait for the Browns to be better than the Patriots again. Remember it’s not about you or the team you don’t play for, you only cheer for them.

  5. In the AFC, the Pats have the most.

    They have 5 picks in the top 100.

    I love how this article completely ignores that. BB will probably use one pick to go after a veteran WR, and then he’ll own the draft again.

  6. I was not surprised to see the Saints, Cowboys, Rams, and Bears at the bottom of the lists considering the deals they made the last year or so. I admit I did not expect to see the Seahawks so close to the bottom. I must have missed a trade or something.

  7. That’s kind of like predicting the score before the game. Let’s wait until after the draft to see who they picked, and then wait another 2 or 3 years to see how good they are. I’m sure every team would love to have the Raiders’ draft picks, plus Antonio Brown. Did Jimmy Johnson figure in Antonio Brown?

  8. afwhigs says:
    March 15, 2019 at 9:05 am
    Look at the Pats with 2 seconds and 3 thirds. Those picks are often where you strike gold and don’t have to worry about overpaying for a first round bust.

    These calculations are kind of interesting, but 3 first rounders is pretty significant. Gruden really needs to hit on all three of them.
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    Someone ALWAYS has to make it about the Patriots. Please, we know the Patriots are a good team but, they are 1/32nd of the story here. Nothing more and nothing less. Give us ALL a break please! Can’t wait for the Browns to be better than the Patriots again. Remember it’s not about you or the team you don’t play for, you only cheer for them.
    ______________
    There is more to football than the Patriots. Enjoy it while it lasts, guys! One day you’ll be reminiscing about the good times when things go south, which they do for every team eventually.

  9. Wondering if the Raiders would lay all 3 first-rounders on the table for Murray. If they did, I wonder if that would make it harder for the Cardinals – it would be quite a haul, but they’d be giving away something that another team thought was worth that much.

    Still baffled at how the Saints bungled their pick trades.

  10. Its funny how I read a Raider article the same peeps make it about the Pats every time they must live and breath BB 24 hours a day . LOL

    Its Grudens team now give the guy some time he’s building it his way ..so far so good !!
    Mayock’s in the house this FA da Raiders are winning
    R4L

  11. vikings1234 says:
    March 15, 2019 at 9:48 am
    I was not surprised to see the Saints, Cowboys, Rams, and Bears at the bottom of the lists considering the deals they made the last year or so. I admit I did not expect to see the Seahawks so close to the bottom. I must have missed a trade or something.
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    They only have 4 picks. I’m assuming they’ll do what they always do and trade back a couple times, say they got the guy they wanted anyway with their top pick, and stockpile 4th and 5th rounders.

  12. Never seen Johnson’s chart but for conversation, the vikes resigned two d players for less money. Two guys who could have left but stayed. Now that you dont have to spend picks on them, it must make your other picks more valuable in that it allows you to focus on your big need and take care of it.

  13. Not too much in the way of draft capital in any case when the one with the final say on draft selections has a demonstrated track record of ineptitude in that capacity.

  14. This is why the Bears won’t be a contender after this year. Bad cap situation, no draft picks and a below average QB isn’t how you stay on top. Enjoy your one NFC North title because that is all you get.

  15. Have to admit, the way the Pats keep racking up compensatory picks every year….is the most intriguing way to approach the draft. Have to figure 1 out of 3 picks will make it. Pats generally let their players hit free agency and get the compensatory picks year in and year out. Raiders in some odd way followed the patriots approach, but prior to the players hitting free agency, they traded them away for #1 picks. Bottom line the draft is a crap shoot and the Pats like to gamble with more quantity in later rounds….

    no matter what the NFL now is about the rookie deals..they are peanuts compared to the cashews they will make on 2nd deal.

  16. alleycat702 says:
    March 15, 2019 at 9:58 am
    afwhigs says:
    March 15, 2019 at 9:05 am
    Look at the Pats with 2 seconds and 3 thirds. Those picks are often where you strike gold and don’t have to worry about overpaying for a first round bust.

    These calculations are kind of interesting, but 3 first rounders is pretty significant. Gruden really needs to hit on all three of them.
    ————————————–
    Someone ALWAYS has to make it about the Patriots. Please, we know the Patriots are a good team but, they are 1/32nd of the story here. Nothing more and nothing less. Give us ALL a break please! Can’t wait for the Browns to be better than the Patriots again. Remember it’s not about you or the team you don’t play for, you only cheer for them.
    ______________
    There is more to football than the Patriots. Enjoy it while it lasts, guys! One day you’ll be reminiscing about the good times when things go south, which they do for every team eventually.

    =============================================

    well we WILL have 20 years of consecutive double digit wins except for 2002 to reminisce about. we wont be the only ones reminiscing. there will be many other doing that forever because nobody will ever achieve what we achieved for as long as we have sustained it. and also, last time the browns beat the pats in something significant was when bill belichick was your coach 25 years ago. the browns have won the offseason, but everybody quickly forgets what an absolute tool obj is. that wont change. come see me next year at this same time when the conversation will be about how the pats won it again somehow. enjoy your victorious offseason. too bad they play the games on the field not paper.

  17. The Raiders got a hall of fame WR in his prime. The Raiders and Cleveland won the off season. When Hall of Famers become available for reasons other than production you have to sign them.

    You can draft productive players, but rarely can you draft hall of famers like OBJ and AB. Raiders front office, to my surprise, has done an awesome job thus far. They’ve had a throwback Raider type off season:

    49ers are still the Kings of California though, and the Raiders, Rams,and Chargers are still peasants.

  18. Gruden is loving this. It’s the Raiders against the World. Please keep feeding this mentality. Generally an article like this would have the Cardinals in the headlines as the team with the most whatever. But it does seem very clear that the world, at least the media world, is against the Raiders. Just Win Baby! That’s going to make it that much sweeter!

  19. Browns and Raiders winning the offseason… lol

    The Raiders are not winning the offseason. They’re just making moves that 3 other AFC West teams approve of.

  20. BuckyBadger says:
    March 15, 2019 at 10:46 am
    This is why the Bears won’t be a contender after this year. Bad cap situation, no draft picks and a below average QB isn’t how you stay on top. Enjoy your one NFC North title because that is all you get.
    ============================================================================================
    It’s fun watching how the Bears’ get under your skin, and how you need to go thread-to-thread spewing your nonsense. The Bears are in pretty good shape for the next couple of years after this. I’d be a little more concerned about the impact of your 35 year old QB’s cap hit as it goes from 33 to 34 to 37 million as he starting after this season. If he doesn’t perform well, the Packers are toast.

  21. alleycat702 says:
    March 15, 2019 at 9:58 am
    afwhigs says:
    March 15, 2019 at 9:05 am
    Look at the Pats with 2 seconds and 3 thirds. Those picks are often where you strike gold and don’t have to worry about overpaying for a first round bust.

    These calculations are kind of interesting, but 3 first rounders is pretty significant. Gruden really needs to hit on all three of them.
    ————————————–
    Someone ALWAYS has to make it about the Patriots. Please, we know the Patriots are a good team but, they are 1/32nd of the story here. Nothing more and nothing less. Give us ALL a break please! Can’t wait for the Browns to be better than the Patriots again. Remember it’s not about you or the team you don’t play for, you only cheer for them.
    ______________
    There is more to football than the Patriots. Enjoy it while it lasts, guys! One day you’ll be reminiscing about the good times when things go south, which they do for every team eventually.

    ———-

    I have been waiting for 20 years now for something to “go South” for the Patriots….. And all the while my Dolphins have stunk. I don’t see either changing any time soon

  22. afwhigs says:
    March 15, 2019 at 9:05 am
    Look at the Pats with 2 seconds and 3 thirds. Those picks are often where you strike gold and don’t have to worry about overpaying for a first round bust.

    These calculations are kind of interesting, but 3 first rounders is pretty significant. Gruden really needs to hit on all three of them.
    ————————————–
    Someone ALWAYS has to make it about the Patriots. Please, we know the Patriots are a good team but, they are 1/32nd of the story here. Nothing more and nothing less. Give us ALL a break please! Can’t wait for the Browns to be better than the Patriots again. Remember it’s not about you or the team you don’t play for, you only cheer for them.
    ______________
    There is more to football than the Patriots. Enjoy it while it lasts, guys! One day you’ll be reminiscing about the good times when things go south, which they do for every team eventually.

    =============================================

    well we WILL have 20 years of consecutive double digit wins except for 2002 to reminisce about. we wont be the only ones reminiscing. there will be many other doing that forever because nobody will ever achieve what we achieved for as long as we have sustained it. and also, last time the browns beat the pats in something significant was when bill belichick was your coach 25 years ago. the browns have won the offseason, but everybody quickly forgets what an absolute tool obj is. that wont change. come see me next year at this same time when the conversation will be about how the pats won it again somehow. enjoy your victorious offseason. too bad they play the games on the field not paper.
    _______________

    Let the reminiscing begin!

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