Monday, April 26, 2010
Draft trade values: St. Louis Rams
By Mike Sando
NFC West teams made 15 trades involving 2010 NFL draft choices. I've consulted the draft-value chart and crunched numbers to see how the 49ers, Seahawks, Cardinals and Rams valued picks -- and players.
I'll continue with trades made by the Rams (earlier: Cardinals).
St. Louis Rams
Falcons trade: The Rams traded the 135th overall choice (38.5 points) to the Falcons for the 149th (31.8 points) and 189th (16.8 points).
The chart says the Rams came out ahead by 10.1 points -- the approximate value of the 206th overall choice, which was a compensatory choice this year and therefore could not be traded (the 49ers used it for Arizona State receiver Kyle Williams).
The Rams used the 149th pick for Louisiana-Lafayette defensive end Hall Davis. They used the 189th choice for West Texas A&M defensive end Eugene Sims. The Falcons used the 135th pick for Oklahoma cornerback Dominique Franks.
Pre-draft trade: The pre-draft trade sending Adam Carriker to the Redskins also valued Carriker at 10.1 points. The Rams sent the 163rd (27.2 points) and 208th (9.2 points) picks to Washington for the 135th (38.5 points) and 211th (8 points) choices.
The Rams later sent the 135th choice to Atlanta in the aforementioned trade. The Redskins traded the 163rd choice to the Dolphins, who used it for Georgia safety Reshad Jones. The Redskins traded the 208th choice to the Patriots, who used the pick for Vanderbilt tackle Thomas Welch. The Rams used the 211th choice for Alabama cornerback Marquis Johnson.