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What could have been.... 31 & 34? Kind of a good thing we didn't.


It seems I've heard nothing since the draft, but clamoring for more trade value from armchair GMs and mediots alike. I for one, think we got GREAT value. Hear me out...

What did y'all want? 31 and 34 for 18? Ridiculous. If you wanted those picks(1160 pts by Jimmy's standard) you're looking at giving up 18, 80, and 114(1156). 31 and 61(892)? Sure, but then you're chasing the borders of what I assume some teams projected 2nd round talent cutting off, as well as asking the '9ers to forfeit 2 high picks for 1. They'd surely ask for something later on to balance the scales. Let's call it a 5th.

So, now that we have a definite draft plan for Dallas, let's run through what I'd project happening given these alternative outcomes.

31+34 for 18+80+114

31. Frederick (1.7 million a year)

34. Ertz or Woods (1.35 mil)

47. Escobar or Williams (1.05 mil)

Wilcox

Webb

151. Randle (570k)

185. Holloman (550k)

I slotted Ertz and Woods at 34 because we have no 3 round picks to hope one of these positions drops to us. Williams at 47 for the same reason. Besides, Aaron Dobson (Patriots) was the only WR taken between 41 (Woods) and our pick at 74. Value? I think so.

31+61 for 18+151

31. Frederick (1.7m)

47. Escobar (1.05m)

61. Williams (830k)

80. Wilcox (680k)

114. Webb (630k)

Randle

185. Holloman (550k)

What'ya know. Looks pretty similar to what we did anyhow. Minus our Murray clone.

Now, based off last years slotting. The value we did get.

31. Frederick (1.7m)

47. Escobar (1.05m)

74. Williams (700k)

80. Wilcox (680k)

114. Webb (630k)

151. Randle (570k)

185. Holloman (550k)

Our draft = 5.88 Million a year salary for 7 guys with "projected future starter" grades. 840,000 a year average.

Scenario 1 = 5.22 Million for 5 guys. 1,044,000 a year.

Scenario 2 = 5.44 Million for 6 guys. The same 6, less our RB pickup. 906k a year.


I'd get into the moves we'd be stuck making (even at vet minimum) to make up the positions we lost, but I gotta leave you guys with something to talk about :)


So, I guess the question is. Did Jerry and Co. screw this thing up? Or, are they freakin' brilliant...?

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