For those of you who may be like me, watching the first round and wondering where the Broncos are sitting after all that crazy trading... Here are the numbers we are looking at Pre-Draft, and Post-1st Round of it. With an interesting little fact i'm hoping can be cleared up. Despite the giant Tebow trade, we're actually better off (even better still if we swapped 4th's with Baltimore - as the report I linked indicates).
1) #11, 2) #43, 2) #45, 3) #80, 4) #114, 5) #137, 6) #183 for a total of seven picks. The average overall of these picks is 3.29) #87.70 - I averaged both the round selected in, as well as the overall placement. Dividing 87.70 by 7 (standing for seven picks) comes out to a Value of 12.53 (lower numbers are better)
Despite our "huge" Tebow trade, we are actually still sitting better off.
Post-1st Round Picks:
1) #22, 1) #25, 2) #45, 3) #80, 3) #87, 5) #137, 6) #187 for a total of seven picks as well. The average overall of these picks is 3.00) #82.71 - Again I averaged botht he round selected in, as well as the overall placement. Dividing 82.71 by the seven picks yields a total Value of 11.82 (again, lower numbers are better)
On the day as a whole, the Broncos actually came out improved in overall Draft Value, not to mention getting two targeted players in Damarius Thomas and Tim Tebow (maybe we'd have taken Pouncey/Tebow or Pouncey/Thomas, but that is neither here nor there).
The following was part of the original post, but i'm blocking it out because Alleycat confirmed the typo in the nfl.com report. Thanks Alleycat!
The interesting little fact (or perhaps not a fact) is whether this Draft Trade Report is completely accurate or not.
**(This report is saying that we didn't just trade Baltimore a 2nd, 3rd, and 4th for the 1st rounder; but that we traded our 2nd and 3rd for the 1st rounder, and swapped 4th's. Can anyone confirm this? I see nfl.com showing two different things. The difference is pretty substantial too, I think.)**
If it is, than the numbers would actually be:
1) #22, 1) #25, 2) #45, 3) #80, 3) #87, 4) #119, 5) #137, 6) #187 for a total of eight picks. The average overall of these picks is 3.12) #87.25 - Again, averaged the same way. Dividing 87.25 by 8 (standing for the eight picks instead of seven) we'd be looking at a total Value of 10.91 - which is lower than either of the last two numbers, and obviously, the most desireable.