More on the Schramm/Brandt (Cowboys) draft points scale
Back in the day, the Dallas Cowboys wanted to have a system to know how to trade draft picks and win. So they developed a mathematical system. Then they traded for a ton of draft picks, including Emmitt Smith, Russell Maryland, Kevin Smith, and Darren Woodson, and took the rest of the NFL to the cleaners.
Gil Brandt was probably the single person who contributed the most, but Tex Schramm was the General Manager and Jimmy Johnson was the coach. They all deserve credit, and so the Cowboy’s system is sometimes referred to as the Brandt system, or Schramm system, or even Jimmy Johnson system.
No matter, the system is based on a mid-first round draft pick (No. 16 if there are 32 teams) being worth 1,000 points. For example, according to the theory, the first overall pick is worth 3,000 points or 3 times the value of a mid-first-round pick. Later round picks are worth much less.
A table is shown above, though it does not include compensatory picks, which vary from year to year.