Mike McCoy (businessman)
|Career highlights and awards|
McCoy attended the University of Oklahoma and obtained a degree in Petroleum Engineering. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and him, started working in the oil and gas industry in 1981, when they founded Arkoma Production Company, which they later sold to Arkla Inc.
In 1991 Jones and head coach Jimmy Johnson wanted to come up with a system to help them evaluate NFL draft trades quickly. McCoy invented a trade-value draft chart that assigned values to each draft pick and a numeric total for each deal. With the success of the Cowboys in the Nineties, the trade-value draft chart gained prominence in the NFL and now every team employs a version of it.