A nice draft value chart for the 2019 NFL Draft

Here is a nice draft value chart by Renee Bugner.

The Patriots really know how to work in the system to maximize their draft value. They have a league high six selections on day 1 and 2.

For a playoff team the Colts did well also. On top of that they got two All Pro players in last year’s draft with Quenton Nelson and Darius Leonard.

The Cowboys are pretty low on the value chart. However the first round pick they gave up for Amari Cooper appears to have been worth it. In just nine games with the Cowboys he had his career best yards per game, receptions per game and his longest reception of 90 yards. His six touchdowns was just one short of his career best full season at Oakland.

The Bears are the lowest having given up picks for linebacker Khalil Mack and to move up and select receiver Anthony Miller in the 2018 draft. On the Mack trade the Bears got a All Pro linebacker in his first year on the team and gave up roughly two first round picks spread over 2019 and 2020.  Their 2019 pick is number 24th and their 2020 is likely to be towards the bottom round one.

To select Anthony Miller with the 51st pick the Bears gave up a 2018 fourth round pick and a 2019 second round pick. Miller’s seven receiving touchdowns was the second most by a rookie receiver in 2018 and tied for thirteenth among all wide receivers.

The Saints have the second least draft capital. They also traded much away to move up and select Marcus Davenport (2019 1st round), get Teddy Bridgewater (2019 3rd round) and Eli Apple (2019 4th round).  The Saints were possibly one play away from making the Super Bowl. The Saints trades to move up and select Davenport are questionable. However Davenport has played well in the limited amount of play he had which was 40% of the defensive snap counts. For a fourth round pick Apple has also played well. They almost made the Super Bowl so I won’t question their personnel decisions. A side note, for an interesting read on some of the criteria the Saints used to select Davenport see this article.

Going by the Chase Stuart value chart the Raiders have a dominating amount of draft capital. However looking at what they gave up to get there I question the choices they made. They gave up two top five draft picks that have performed and have netted draft picks that are in the bottom of the first round and possibly the same next year. But if they choose wisely only time will tell.

 

 

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