Draft Value Charts

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  1. Harry

    Harry ASFN Consultant and Senior Writer

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    I received an email asking about the use of these charts. My understanding is at one point the chart used by Jimmy Johnson was widely used almost like a bible. You can get free copies on the Internet. In 2012 Chase Stuart ran some numbers snd modified the values. A few gurus and at least a couple of teams moved in this direction. Here’s what the chart looked like including his modification.

    https://www.footballperspective.com/draft-value-chart/

    There are quite a few articles challenging whether these charts are actually used. I’ve included a sample for you to take a look at.

    https://www.windycitygridiron.com/2...pace-nfl-still-doesnt-care-about-chase-stuart

    The bottomline is, I’ve talked with a few people who would know. They tell me Johnson’s chart is often roughly used at the beginning but in the end the real question is how bad do you want the target? Is he a difference maker for your team? The questions are endless. In the end it’s simply the same question all of us answer when acquiring something. Do I want this more than I want what it costs me to get it? A large part of the decision is ego and emotion. Ask Mike Ditka how that can end!
     
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    Every year you get people saying “ oh those don’t mean crap nobody uses those”..... but then every year when you look at the trades in the draft they closely resemble the value on the chart
    It’s a good basic tool and a solid starting point
     
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    I agree and that is why I always say if it's a QB they are after it will cost more and they will pay more.
     

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