For Reference: Better Draft Value Chart

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Many people have heard about Jimmy Johnson’s Trade Value Chart that assigns a point value to every draft choice to allow people to assess the cost of moving up in the draft. It’s been pretty darn accurate in terms of what NFL general managers have surrendered to move up.

The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective did some research and found flaws in Johnson’s draft chart. Results indicated teams greatly overvalue early picks and greatly undervalue later picks.

When trades invariably happen today, consider referencing this value chart instead of Johnson’s.