Peter King had a really good article today about the trade between the 49ers and Bears, how it went down, and some really interesting tidbits on it. This trade has caused a great deal of debate. Some saying it was a big price to pay (in terms of value I think SF got a ton but high picks have always been overvalued) and others saying it wasn’t much. I’m in the camp that likes the concept of what the Bears did in taking a QB since I firmly believe that until you have one you know is great you should keep picking. But there still are some questions and in reading King’s article I had some added thoughts I wanted to share. Continue reading Additional Thoughts on Bears and 49ers Trade »
With round 1 complete in the draft I wanted to go back and value the trades that happened. To do this I’ll be looking at the financials involved in the trade and see how much value was obtained in a trade. The basics of my net value formula look at three criteria. Continue reading Valuing the Draft Day Trades »
I figured I would add a few thoughts during the course of the night on the draft on some of the more notable news items. I wont be doing every pick, just the ones that seemed a bit more newsworthy. Continue reading First Round Draft Thoughts »
Here are our projections for the contracts that will be signed by the first round picks of the NFL draft. Ive also included where there contracts will rank among current players in the NFL. You can check out the OTC Draft page for more information on each round. I’ll try to run a thread later tonight on any draft thoughts as the draft goes on so check back in for that.
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Every year at draft time there are a few teams that always stand out for their years of futility and one of those teams is the team I cheer for- the New York Jets. In fairness the Jets aren’t as bad as some of the other teams in the last 20 or so years, but when they whiff they usually have whiffed badly and the reactions on draft day have always been priceless. So for fun I decided to go back and look at what could have been for every first round pick the Jets have made since 1995. Continue reading Revisiting the Jets First Round Picks Since 1995 »
With teams prepared to make pretty big financial commitments to the top picks in the draft I wanted to a quick look back and see what the payoffs were on those picks. This is nothing fancy like my trade value tables or anything like that just a basic look at success rates mainly measured by a teams decision to retain the player. Continue reading The Retention Rate of the Top Draft Picks »
The eve of free agency carries with it the promise of new fortune. When the annual spending spree launches in earnest tomorrow, it will bring life-changing pay raises to dozens of younger players. A number of other fourth-year players, meanwhile, will enjoy more modest pay increases in the coming season due to an aspect of the collective bargaining agreement called the Proven Performance Escalator.