Raiders trade up for LB Arden Key at No. 87, Rams take OT Joesph Noteboom at No. 89 and pick up extra 6th rounder

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Raiders left with
No. 87 – DE Arden Key

Rams left with
No. 89 – OT Joseph Noteboom
No. 217 – Traded with other picks for No. 160, LB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo


Dictator’s Decree: “The Raiders gained an extra 6th round pick for basically nothing – moving back just two spots from No. 87 to No. 89. While 6th round picks aren’t usually very sexy, Oakland did use it as an asset to trade up later in the draft for LB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, so they did get some value out of it.” – March 2019


Usually when the dysfunctional Oakland Raiders call looking to make a trade, the general manager on the receiving end has to hit “mute” so he can’t be heard cackling with delight. The Raiders aren’t known for their organizational competence, but they may have found something when they traded up with the Rams. Oakland moved up two spots in the third round to draft DE Arden Key while the Rams may have been looking longer term by trading back and drafting OT Joseph Noteboom.

Trade #18.20 – Assets Exchanged
Raiders receive: No. 87 (3rd Rd.)
Rams receive: No. 89 (3rd Rd.), No. 217 (6th Rd.)

Trade #18.20 – Players Drafted & Transactions


See Trade #18.30 – Rams trade No. 183 (6th Rd.) & No. 2017 (6th Rd.) for No. 160 (5th Rd., LB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo.

2018 Year-End Summary
Through one season the Raiders clearly got more value by trading up for Arden Key than the Rams did from Joseph Noteboom. Then again, Noteboom joined one of the league’s best offensive lines with the Rams so it isn’t surprising he only played 7.1% of the team’s offensive snaps. Noteboom may end up becoming a good player once he gets his chance, but at this point we have no idea. The only asset the Rams landed for moving back two spots was an additional 6th round pick (No. 217) which they later used to move up 23 spots from No. 183 to No. 160, which is a trade-up strategy right out of Article 8 of TDI’s Glorious Constitution, “Picks in Rounds 5-7 rarely yield value, so use these to trade up for studs this year or a better pick next year.

Notes on statistics:
1. Approximate Value(“AV”) and Snap Counts (“Snap”) per Football Reference.
2. Snap Counts only list offensive and defensive snaps. Special teams snaps are excluded.

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