Originally posted by Juggernaut49erFan:
Does the old trade value chart still work with the new rookie salary rules? If not, has there been a new chart developed? How are teams valuing their positions now? What would it take for us to trade up into the (high) teens to draft OG David DeCastro from Stanford?
Since nobody answered I will go ahead and say the value chart should be about the same as it was before especially after early 1st. With the new CBA and the rookie salary structure the early 1st will be worth trading up for again. Teams won't have to committee 40-80 million to a rookie. Plus you can get rid of them after 4-5 years or sooner since you won't have to worry about a big cap hit like in the past. Some players were held on longer than they should have been because you had humongous signing bonuses tied up in them. So early 1st should be the same as always if not more valuable after taking a dip for the past decade or so. After the early 1st... it should be the same throughout the rest of the draft. The non top 10-15 1st rounders got good money but definitely not like the top 10. So teams always kept the value for trading in the mid 1st to late 1st. Same with the rest of the draft.....
Here is the chart....
Honestly, I'd love to get DeCastro and have him start from day 1 but it's probably not going to happen. I think we would have to trade up to anywhere from the 8-10ish range to like 15 at the very latest. I'd say closer to the 8-10 ish range, maybe earlier. Can't think of a better G prospect in a decade plus. So if we went up to 8-10 ish range it would cost us pick 30, our 1st next year and probably a 3rd rounder from this year.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Mar 4, 2012 at 7:27 AM ]