Many believe the Philadelphia Eagles absolutely ripped off the New Orleans Saints in their recent draft pick trade, but a chart shows otherwise.
Internet sentiment surrounding the Saints-Eagles trade is skewed towards: The Saints made a huge mistake and/or “What the hell were the Saints thinking? »
The trade drastically changes NOLA’s first-round plans in the 2022 NFL Draft, as it gives them two picks instead of one. The Saints get the No. 16 and No. 19 picks as well as the No. 194 pick, and they’re giving up … a lot of future draft capital, including a 2022 first-rounder, a 2023 first-rounder and a 2024 second-rounder. .
The knee-jerk reaction of a casual football fan would be to believe that the Saints have lost this trade by a long shot, but the trade is indeed more confusing and intriguing than one might initially believe. Don’t be so easily fooled by Twitter.
According to Rich Hill Trading Chartwhich reassesses the value of guitar picks based on modern trades, New Orleans and Philly did an objectively fair trade.
New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles both win on draft pick trade
From NOLA’s perspective, this blockbuster trade deal has the biggest impact on the 2022 draft squad, where the Saints will have two first-round selections. General consensus (and common sense) tells us that New Orleans sees itself as a legitimate contender this season and remains in “win it now” mode. They are do not rebuild their franchise, as many believed they would after the departure of Sean Payton, and instead focus on building the most elite and competitive team possible in 2022.
The aftermath of the Saints’ first two rounds could make or break the future of the team, as who they choose will answer the looming quarterback question for the foreseeable future. If NOLA drafts a wide receiver and offensive tackle in the first round, they tell the league they’re committing to Jameis Winston for his entire two-year contract.
If the Saints trade for quarterback or select a quarterback with their No. 16 or No. 19 pick (say, Desmond Ridder), they would be making a long-term decision at the position in this draft, one that will surely change the the identity of the team for the future.
Whatever the Saints choose to do, know that on paper, the draft pick trade makes sense for both parties.
Now the spotlight turns to which team can put together a better draft class in 2022 and beyond – our money is on Mickey Loomis and the Saints.