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NFL team draft capital: what is the true value of each squad's 2016 picks?

Do the Rams have the best draft value despite having just five picks?
After all their maneuvering the Eagles' seven picks rank as the fourth most valuable Getty Images

More than 20 years ago Jimmy Johnson derived a "value chart" to help his Cowboys determine the worthiness of draft pick exchanges.

The chart is applicable today, and with the draft kicking off Thursday night, a lot has changed atop the list of teams with the most NFL draft capital.

Obviously the top picks carry the highest yield, with the No. 1 pick worth 3,000, No. 2 worth 2,600 No. 3 worth 2,200 and so on. Picks in the seventh and final round are all worth less than 3, with the final half of picks worth a single point.

The value of a team's haul does not necessarily correlate with their first round position or number of picks.

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Here's a look at how each NFL team stands:

Los Angeles Rams: 3,177.2 (5 picks)

San Diego Chargers: 3,156.6 (8 picks)

Tennessee Titans: 3,081.9 (9 picks)

Philadelphia Eagles: 2,868.5 (7 picks)

Cleveland Browns: 2,802.6 (12 picks)

Dallas Cowboys 2,779.9 (9 picks)

JacksonvilleJaguars:2,617 (8 picks)

Baltimore Ravens: 2,612.1 (9 picks)

San Francisco 49ers:2,532.3 (12 picks)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 2,219.8 (7 picks)

New York Giants: 2,159.8 (6 picks)

Chicago Bears: 2,155.4 (9 picks)

Miami Dolphins: 1,987.6 (8 picks)

New Orleans Saints: 1,931.3 (6 picks)

Oakland Raiders: 1,919.2 (8 picks)

Detroit Lions: 1,719 (10 picks)

Buffalo Bills: 1,617.6 (8 picks)

Atlanta Falcons: 1,600 (5 picks)

Indianapolis Colts: 1,592 (6 picks)

New York Jets: 1,476 (6 picks)

Houston Texans: 1,446.4 (7 picks)

Washington Redskins: 1,440.2 (8 picks)

Minnesota Vikings: 1,380 (8 picks)

Seattle Seahawks: 1,370.9 (9 picks)

Cincinnati Bengals: 1,334 (7 picks)

Green Bay Packers: 1,332.8 (9 picks)

Pittsburgh Steelers: 1,239.9 (7 picks)

Denver Broncos: 1,212.9 (10 picks)

Carolina Panthers: 1,099.8 (6 picks)

Kansas City Chiefs: 1,078 (7 picks)

New England Patriots: 884 (11 picks)

Arizona Cardinals: 872.2 (6 picks)

 
 
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