Sunday, April 28, 2013

How Well Did Ireland Perform Trading Picks?

Jeff Ireland made four trades involving draft picks, starting with the 1st Round trade with the Raiders to move up from #12 to #3 in order to draft Oregon DE Dion Jordan.

Before the 3rd Round, we traded WR Devon Bess to the Browns and swapped two picks with them.  We got the Browns' 4th Round #104 and their 5th Round #164.  We gave them our 4th Round #111 and our 7th Round #217.

During the 3rd Round, we traded our 3rd Round #82 to the Saints in exchange for two 4th Rounders #106 and #109.

Finally, to get back into the 3rd Round to pick Utah State CB Will Davis, we traded our 4th Round #109 and our 7th Round #224 to the Packers for their #93.

How well well did we do with all this maneuvering?  As with any draft, we probably won't know for a couple of years.  We will have to wait and see how all our selections pan out.

But today, at very least, we can do the math and figure out the winner and loser of each trade by utilizing the NFL Draft Pick Value Chart.

RAIDERS TRADE:
We get #3 = 2200 points
We give #12 = 1200 and #42 = 480 = 1680
2200 - 1680 = 520 points
Gain of 30.9%
Winner: Dolphins

BESS TRADE:
We get #104 = 86 and #164 = 25.8 = 118.8
We give #111 = 72 and #217 = 4.6 = 76.6
(Bess was UFA so no previous value factored in)
111.8 - 76.6 = 35.2 points
Gain of 45.9%
Winner: Dolphins

SAINTS TRADE:
We get #106 = 82 and #109 = 76 = 158
We give #82 = 180
180 - 158 = 22 points
Loss of 13.9%
Winner: Saints

PACKERS TRADE:
We get #93  = 128
We give #109 = 76 and #224 = 2 = 78
128 - 78 = 50 points
Gain of 64.1%
Winner: Dolphins

TOTAL OF ALL TRADES:
We get 2597.8 points
We give 2014.6 points
Total: 2597.8 - 2014.6 = 583.2 points
Gain of 28.9%

WINNER OF ALL TRADES COMBINED:
DOLPHINS

From a pick value standpoint, we did very well so congrats to Jeff Ireland!

Carl Leone
Dolfan since 12/25/1971
carldleone@aol.com

3 comments:

  1. I would agree that Ireland did well this draft, but I certainly wouldn't give Bess no points. Yes, he was a UFA, but that just shows how faulty the point system is.

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  2. I understand how you feel. I felt the same way. If Bess was drafted, I would have factered that in as well.

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  3. i think we also gave a fifth rounder in the packers trade. could be wrong.

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