Originally Posted by matts290
You capitalize them like they are chapters in the NFL GM and Owners handbook or something, when in reality there is really no rule of thumb for trading the first overall pick because in the modern era is has effectively only happened twice.
So no, there is no rule of thumb for trading the first overall pick and expecting "3 first rounders" or the "4 , 26 , 68 & next years #1" is crazy.
I am only going to disagree with your conclusion not your rhetoric comments. There has long been a rule of thumb that future draft picks are valued one round lower for each year they are brought forward. Under that, three 1sts if in consecutive years are valued at a 1st, 2nd and 3rd this year. Doesn't mean it happens but the value isn't off much. 4, 26, 68 and next year's 1st would be 4, 26, 68 and a 2nd this year. That also is not crazy although a 2nd next year (valued as a 3rd this year) would be closer.