It felt like a fleecing. Four picks from the Vikings for the 29th overall pick? Ya crazy?
But, looking at the trusty and long-used trade value chart, the Patriots didn’t get over on the Vikings at all.
The 29th overall pick is worth 640 points. The total of the four picks the Patriots got in exchange for the 29th pick was 647 (380 for 52nd pick, 175 for 83, 92 for 102. 1.5 for 229).
While there’s been some clucking about whether this chart – hatched by the Cowboys – is obsolete, the fact the numbers mesh so closely is an indicator that the Patriots and Vikings leaned on it.