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The chart says? Bills have sixth-most draft capital in 2018

The Buffalo Bills have the sixth-most draft-pick capital in the NFL heading into the 2018 draft.

That's the Bills' quantifiable ranking if you apply the Jimmy Johnson trade-value chart to all of Buffalo's eight picks.

The Cleveland Browns have by far the most draft capital, with two firsts, three seconds and 12 picks overall. The website Tankathon.com added up all the pick values on its website this week.

Johnson came up with the trade chart for the Dallas Cowboys in 1991 to assess the value of trading picks, and it still is used in the NFL as a rough reference for trades. However, other teams and analysts outside the NFL have come up with variations on the chart in recent years.

Johnson's chart ranks the first overall pick worth 3,000 points. No. 10 is 1,300. The Bills' 21st and 22nd picks are worth 800 and 780, respectively.

Besides the two first-round picks, Buffalo has two second-rounders (53rd and 56th overall), one third-rounder (96th), one fourth-rounder (117) and two fifths (149 and 157). Besides Cleveland, which has seven picks in the top 100, the Bills are the only other team with as many as five picks in the top 100.

The point values of the picks for the top six teams are: Cleveland 6,748, New York Giants 3,610, Indianapolis 3,175, New York Jets 2,915, Denver 2,716, and Buffalo 2,526.

The Bills' draft capital ranks even better according the Harvard Trade Chart, created in 2011 by an economics student from the school. It factors in expected career length for players according to draft position.

By that chart, the Bills have the third most draft capital, behind only the Browns (who pick No. 1 overall) and the Broncos, who pick fifth overall.

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