NFL Draft Value Dictates Trade Scenarios

Every pick in the NFL draft has value, and a draft value chart helps determine how valuable those picks are. See how it affects trade scenarios Vikings fans and front-office members are sure to contemplate.

Many Vikings fans have Georgia Tech wide receiver Calvin Johnson tagged as the player they'd most like to see their team draft on April 28. But in's initial mock draft, Johnson is off the board before the Vikings select.

Minnesota has the seventh overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, and by writer John Holler's early estimates, Johnson will be selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the fourth overall pick. So what would it take for the Vikings to move up three slots in a trade with Tampa Bay? Or how about moving ahead of Tampa Bay to the No. 3 pick?

According to the draft value chart, the seventh pick is worth 1,500 points and the fourth pick is worth 1,800 points. In order to make up that 300-point deficit, the Vikings might have to give up third- and fourth-round picks in addition to their first-rounder to move up only three slots.

In order to move up to the third slot, the Vikings would have to give up the equivalent of their first- and second-round picks.

What if the Vikings want to trade down and accumulate extra picks? All the values can be found for your speculative pleasure in our NFL Draft Value Chart.

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