Bucs move up to No. 94 for OG Alex Cappa, Vikings take DE Jalyn Holmes at No. 102 and pick up No. 180

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Buccaneers left with
No. 94 – OG Alex Cappa

Vikings left with
No. 102 – DE Jalyn Holmes
No. 180 – Traded No. 180 and No. 204 for No. 167 (Daniel Carlson) and No. 225 (Devante Downs)

Dictator’s Decree: “The quality of player available at No. 94 and No. 102 is virtually the same, so why not trade back like the Vikes and pick up an extra 6th rounder (No. 180)? Minny then got value out of No. 180 by using it to trade up later in the draft. Not bad.” – March 2019

The Vikings get some TDI love for their overall strategy, though only time will tell if they made the right selections. Minnesota followed two of the Articles of TDI’s Glorious Constitution.
Article 6: Picks No. 61-100 yield roughly the same production, so aggressively trade back from the mid-second round into the third round as long you don’t violate Article 1.
Article 8: Picks in Rounds 5-7 rarely yield value, so use these to trade up for studs this year or a better pick next year.
What the Vikings did well from a strategic standpoint is picking up an extra sixth round pick (No. 180) for moving back just eight spots, from No. 94 to No. 102, where there is absolutely no discernible difference in the quality of players available. They then packaged No. 180 with other picks to move up later in the drat.

Trade #18.22 – Players Assets Exchanged
Buccaneers receive: No. 94 (3rd Rd.)
Vikings receive: No. 102 (4th Rd.), No. 180 (6th Rd.)

Trade #18.22 – Players Drafted & Transactions

See Trade #18.31 – Vikings traded No. 180 (6th Rd.) & No. 204 (6th Rd.) for No. 167 (5th Rd, K Daniel Carlson) & No. 225 (7th Rd., LB Devante Downs).

2018 Year-End Summary
After one season this is trade can be summed up as “meh.” Neither Cappa nor Holmes played much as rookies and the extra 6th round pick the Vikings received yielded little value. Let’s re-visit this trade in another year or two…

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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