Which club, Titans or Browns, got the better deal with their respective trades?
Here’s what the Titans acquired from the Rams:
L.A.’s first-round pick (No. 15), two second-round picks (Nos. 43 and 45), third-round pick (No. 76), first-round pick in 2017 and third-round pick in 2017, in exchange for Tennessee’s first-round pick (No. 1), fourth-round pick (No. 113) and sixth-round pick (No. 177).
I expect the Rams will win roughly eight games next season, in which case they would give pick Nos. 19 and 80 (roughly) to Tennessee in 2017.
Now, let’s see what the Browns acquired from the Eagles:
Philly’s first-round pick (No. 8), third-round pick (No. 77), fourth-round pick (No. 100), a first-round pick in 2017 and a second-round pick in 2018, in exchange for Cleveland’s first-round pick (No. 2) and fourth-round pick in 2017.
I expect the Eagles will win roughly six games six in 2016, and roughly eight games in 2018, in which case they would give pick No. 9 (roughly) to Cleveland in 2017, and pick No. 50 (roughly) to Cleveland in 2018.
Tennessee’s trade haul: Pick Nos. 15, 19*, 43, 45, 76, 80*
Cleveland’s trade haul: Pick Nos. 8, 9*, 49**, 77, 100
* = 2017 draft pick.
** = 2018 draft pick.
Which team do you think got the better deal?
I think the Browns did. They potentially will receive two top-10 picks, as opposed to the Titans, who probably will receive none.