Assessing AFC South draft trades

At Football Perspective, Chase Stuart has created a new draft pick trade calculator. He’s also got a calculator based on the older Jimmy Johnson-style trade chart.

Let’s look at the trades made by AFC South teams on both calculators to see how teams did based on the historical value of the picks involved:

Trade: Titans dealt picks 40, 216 and a third-rounder in 2014 to San Francisco for pick 34.

(A future year pick is generally one round higher than would have been accepted in this year’s draft. So for the 2014 third-rounder, I used an average-value pick.)

Football Perspective: Titans got 75.625% value.

Jimmy Johnson: Titans got 102.321 % value

The players: The Titans took Tennessee receiver Justin Hunter, while the 49ers selected Florida State defensive end Tank Carradine and used the second pick in another trade.

Trade: Jaguars dealt pick 98 to Philadelphia for picks 101 and 210.

Football Perspective: Jaguars got 107.407%

Jimmy Johnson: Jaguars got 95.74%

The players: The Jaguars took South Carolina receiver Ace Sanders and Appalachian State cornerback Demetrius McCoy, while the Eagles selected USC quarterback Matt Barkley.

Trade: Texans dealt pick 160 to St. Louis for picks 184 and 198.

Football Perspective Texans got 100%

Jimmy Johnson: Texans got 109.489%

The players: The Texans traded pick 184 and took Bowling Green defensive tackle Chris Jones, while the Rams selected Vanderbilt running back Zach Stacy.

Trade: Texans dealt picks 184 and 233 to Oakland for pick 176.

Football Perspective: Texans got 117.241%

Jimmy Johnson: Texans got 108.808%

The players: The Texans took San Jose State offensive tackle David Quessenberry, while the Raiders selected Tennessee tight end Mychal Rivera and Missouri Western defensive end David Bass.