At this point, most of the NFL conversations are about the offseason workouts and the upcoming NFL Draft.
Teams, especially those that hired new coaches, look forward to the workouts to impart their new system to the players.
Meanwhile, front office executives continue to assess the players that fit their needs and weigh their trade options.
That said, ESPN’s Field Yates shared a pick value chart developed by Pats Pulpit senior writer Rich Hill.
The table examines the team’s draft value based on the draft capital of every NFL team.
The correlation between the draft ofter and the volume of picks helps determine a franchise’s value.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 11, 2022
Based on that criteria, the Jacksonville Jaguars have the highest value at 1400, followed by the New York Jets at 1339.
The New York Giants, Houston Texans, and Detroit Lions round up the top five.
On the other end of the chart, the Indianapolis Colts, San Francisco 49ers, Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Rams, and Miami Dolphins are the bottom five.
The Dolphins lost their early-round draft picks in exchange for All-Pro wide receiver Tyreek Hill.
Likewise, the Rams traded many of their picks to acquire quarterback Matthew Stafford.
The Chart Does Not Translate To Draft Day Success
Yes, the Jaguars’ picks have the most hypothetical value.
But what’s important is that those prospects turn into solid contributors on the field.
The NFL Draft is not a fool-proof process, and there are more misses than hits.
That said, talent evaluation is more important than stocking up on draft capital.
This year, the Dolphins may only have four draft picks, but they’ll defeat the Jaguars in return on investment if all of their selections were correct.