[quote author=Overlord link=topic=43671.msg749979#msg749979 date=1206892275]
For those that didn't hit the link, the Vikings traded a 4th-rounder last year for a 3rd-round pick this year.
I love this trade and trades like it for the Vikes.
Trading for future picks is awesome because you get amazing value.
For example, last year there were five draft day trades that involved future picks.
Here are the trades with the draft pick values as measured on the standard draft trade value chart (link
-The Colts traded the 126th pick and the 29th pick in the 2008 draft (686 points) to the 49ers for the 42nd pick (480 points)
-The Chargers traded the 62nd, 93rd, and 167th picks plus the 90th pick in the 2008 draft (570.6 points) to the Bears for the 37th pick (530 points)
-The 49ers traded the 110th pick and the 7th pick in the 2008 draft (1,574 points) to the Patriots for the 28th pick (660 points).
-The Browns traded the 36th pick plus the 22nd pick in the 2008 draft (1320 points) to the Cowboys for the 22nd pick (780 points).
-The Broncos traded the 176th and 233rd pick plus the 73rd pick in the 2008 draft (247 points) to the Vikings for the 121st pick (52 points)
Some people may see this and think the points are meaningless, but most every draft day trade the past two seasons that doesn't involve future picks or players fall within 5% on the points, and I think only the Bills trade up to the top of the second round last year didn't fall within 10%.
Only the Chargers/Bears deal ended up within that marker for the trades listed above.
So it's basically always a good deal, and I hope we pull the trigger if a similar opportunity is available this year.