The U wrote:It's a 5th rounder in 2014...not 2013.
I think that's worth less than a 5th rounder in this upcoming draft. I don't think you can say "wow Shero got a 5th rounder for Lovejoy!"
It's probably equivalent to a 7th in this yrs draft.
Explain differences of ~50 spots in later rounds between the two drafts...
Ranking system doesn't rely on 1:1 correlation of ranking number to draft pick number. Creative teams have the equivalent of three 5th rounders (5th, 6th, 7th), non-creative teams have the equivalent of three 7th rounders. Little difference in terms of value gained and lost. Creativity, knowledge, proper evaluations, connections, etc. produce results. Having 30 fifth round picks does nothing for a team if they can't scout and develop talent properly.