NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Four trades over the final two days and five rounds of the NFL draft made the Tennessee Titans more interesting to track.
There are multiple, conflicting ways to measure the value of the pick that changes sides. But ultimately we will judge whether they won or lost based on the players involved.
Rich Hill of Pats Pulpit has devised a new draft trade value chart by factoring in all the trades made since the current CBA between the players and the league went into place.
I plugged the Titans’ four deals into Hill’s sheet, Chase Stuart’s Pro Football Perspective draft value calculator and the Jimmy Johnson draft trade chart that got the whole chart concept rolling years ago.
Titans get No. 72 in the third round (receiver Taywan Taylor) and No. 200 in the sixth round (traded to Giants)
Patriots get No. 83 (defensive end Derek River) in the third round and No. 124 in the fourth round (traded to Detroit).
New chart says: Titans lose 73.57-70.7
Stuart calculator says: Titans win with 125.3 percent return
Johnson chart says: Titans lose with 92.4 percent return
Titans get No. 155 in the fifth round (linebacker Jayon Brown)
Eagles get No. 164 in the fifth round (traded to Miami) and No. 214 in the sixth round (defensive tackle Elijah Qualls)
New chart says: Titans lose 11.52-10.6
Stuart calculator says: Tie
Johnson chart says: Titans win with 107.5 percent return
Titans get No. 207 in the sixth round (traded to Bengals) and No. 241 in the seventh round (running back Khalfani Muhammad)
Giants get No. 200 in the sixth round (tackle Adam Bisnowaty)
New chart says: Titans win 4.89-3.89
Stuart calculator says: Titans win with 138.5 percent return
Johnson chart says: Titans lose with 84.2 percent return
Bengals get No. 207 in the sixth round (defensive back Brandon Wilson)
New chart says: Titans win 4.8-3.33
Stuart calculator says: Titans win with 171.4 percent return
Johnson chart says: Titans win with 134.4 percent return
In conclusion: Four trades graded three ways each and the Titans come out with a 7-4-1 record on the trade value scoreboards.