Green Bay Packers are now sixth in the 2022 NFL Draft capital after Davante Adams trade
There are many ways to measure working capital, the most popular being Jimmy Johnson’s trade chart from his days with the Dallas Cowboys, simply because it was widely available before more nuanced studies were done. Brad Spielberger and Jason Fitzgerald’s draft value chart, which attempts to find a better correlation between draft slots and future compensation, gives later picks more weight in a way that mimics a more realistic market in the league today.
Spielberger and Fitzgerald’s roster, following the trade of wide receiver Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders for the team’s first- and second-round picks, would have the Packers’ draft capital at 7,433 points, good for sixth place among NFL teams as they stand today. . For reference, the teams that have more draft capital than Green Bay heading into the 2022 draft are the New York Jets (9,432), Jacksonville Jaguars (8,892), New York Giants (8,855), the Philadelphia Eagles (8,664) and the Detroit Lions (7,915). ). These five teams combined for a collective record of 23-61-1 in 2021, while the Packers were able to acquire this draft capital after a 13-4 season.
The chart below shows where each NFL team ranks in the 2022 NFL Draft Capital on March 18.
2022 NFL Draft Capital
|1||New York Jets||9432|
|3||New York Giants||8855|
|6||Green Bay Packers||7433|
|14||Kansas City Chiefs||5185|
|15||New Orleans Saints||5126|
|20||Los Angeles Chargers||4745|
|21||New England Patriots||4732|
|25||San Francisco 49ers||4233|
|30||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||3875|
|31||Los Angeles Rams||2779|
|32||Las Vegas Raiders||2371|
Spielberger and Fitzgerald’s chart would value the 22nd overall pick (Raiders’ first round) at 1,434 points and the 53rd overall pick (Raiders’ second round) at 988 points. Combined, the trade package for Adams, excluding the north of $20 million saved on the salary cap, comes to 2,442 points, roughly the value of the third overall pick (2,443.)
Whether you like the Adams trade or not, you can’t argue that too many teams are better suited to the draft than the Packers, who have two picks in each of the first, second and fourth rounds of the 2022 draft. Raiders, meanwhile, rank last in the league in the metric after the Adams trade.