The potential cost of the LA Chargers jumping the Cincinnati Bengals for Penei Sewell
If the LA Chargers are really high on Penei Sewell and believe that the Cincinnati Bengals are going to select him then they are going to have to call the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons could also use Sewell to protect Matt Ryan, but the extra draft capital and ability to take a later tackle might be too convincing.
We know that the top three picks are all going to be quarterbacks and unless the Falcons are really high on the fourth quarterback then they should be willing to move down. The jump from 12 to 4 is a big one, though, especially with the Falcons knowing that the Chargers are going after Sewell.
The difference between the 4th and 12th pick on the NFL Trade Value chart is 650 points. That is the value of the Chargers’ second-round pick, third-round pick and the the Jacksonville Jaguars’ sixth-round pick, which they own.
We do have a recent trade that we can look back at for a better evaluation. In 2014, the Bills traded the 9th overall pick and their first and fourth-round picks the following year to the Browns for the fourth overall pick.
So the Chargers could do a similar package with more value. Pick 12, pick 97, next year’s first and next year’s third for the fourth overall pick.