Here’s the official 2018 NFL Draft chart for any team that wishes to trade up or trade down.
When it comes to the 2018 NFL Draft, making trades to move up or down in the draft order isn’t as easy as it seems. It all comes down to points for any general manager to make trades on draft day using a very special trade value chart.
A lot of factors are in play, especially when it comes to which round a general manager wants to make a trade up or down in. Ideally, the higher the pick, the more “points” it will cost a team to make the idea turn into a reality.
If a team wants to move up from the No. 7 overall pick to No. 2, for example, it will cost them 1,100 points in draft capital. Basically a few second and third-round picks so a team holding the No. 2 overall spot gets properly compensated for giving up such a high pick.
Take a look below at the official trade value chart as per WalterFootball.com:
In case you didn’t know, this chart was created by none other than former head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Jimmy Johnson. He wanted to have in place an easy and mathematical way for any general manager to determine what value a draft pick has. That way, nobody gets cheated out when trading up or down in an NFL Draft. To this very day, it’s still used by general managers when discussing any potential trades in the draft order.