It might have been acceptable back then, and you're correct it seemed to be, but it doesn't make it right.
In any event, you come across as a little pompous bragging about it. Not trying to be mean, just telling you it's not a good thing to be boasting about it.
I don't think the writer is too far off on cost to trade up for Burrow.
Honestly I think he's probably the best prospect since Luck. Of course Trevor Laurence next year is probably a slightly better prospect but you can never count on securing the #1 overall pick.