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    Vikes to trade Williamson

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    The Vikings will close the books on another dubious trade Friday. Minnesota has agreed in principle on a deal that would send wide receiver Troy Williamson to the Jacksonville Jaguars for a second-day pick, believed to be a sixth-round pick, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The transaction cannot become official until 11 p.m. Thursday, the first official day of the 2008 league year.



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    Re: Vikes to trade Williamson

    Excellent trade for the Vikes, he aint worth that much! Jax must need a guy to run quickly down the field and not catch anything. A new offensive scheme perhaps?


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    Re: Vikes to trade Williamson

    Great trade. Williamson had great break away speed but could not catch the ball.



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    Re: Vikes to trade Williamson

    Trading first round draft selections for 6th round picks is awesome...



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    Re: Vikes to trade Williamson

    Quote Originally Posted by tim_redd View Post
    Trading first round draft selections for 6th round picks is awesome...
    Yeah that doesn't look so good.


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    Re: Vikes to trade Williamson

    Quote Originally Posted by tim_redd View Post
    Trading first round draft selections for 6th round picks is awesome...
    I would normally agree with you but once you have found out that your first round pick was wasted the analogy kind of goes to pot. It was a bad selection and at this point they are lucky to get anything out of him.


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    Re: Vikes to trade Williamson

    I was just hoping they would cut him, but if they can get something for him that's great!



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    Re: Vikes to trade Williamson

    it really works for both teams, Troy was never going to get over the "headcase drops" in Minny, and the Vikes get more out of him than just cutting him.

    Jaxonville takes a flier that a fresh start will help him and they have lots of recievers for him to blend in with rather than needing to be a marque guy.



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    Re: Vikes to trade Williamson

    Not a great trade, but definitely a necessary one. While we're at it, has any team consistently made worse trades than the Vikings? This deal consists of trading the #7 overall pick (Williamson) for a 6th rounder, they essentially have nothing left from the Moss deal, and I'm sure I don't even need to mention the Herschel Walker deal (oops, I guess I just did).

    Combine that with the recent draft day fiascos, and I have to wonder if maybe Matt Millen is running the front office in Minnesota too?



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    Re: Vikes to trade Williamson

    Proving PT Barnum's hypothesis of a sucker born every minute.

    No idea why anyone would give up a draft pick, even a 6th rounder, for Williamson. Everyone in the league saw him drop passes, fail to adjust routes on fly routes, and invariably fail to find the first down marker.

    If they wanted him, why not wait until the Vikings jettison him? They weren't going to keep him. In a league where the difference between a sixth round pick and an unsigned free agent usually is a serviceable player, this doesn't make sense for Jacksonville at all.



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    Re: Vikes to trade Williamson

    Quote Originally Posted by mjlane View Post
    Not a great trade, but definitely a necessary one. While we're at it, has any team consistently made worse trades than the Vikings? This deal consists of trading the #7 overall pick (Williamson) for a 6th rounder, they essentially have nothing left from the Moss deal, and I'm sure I don't even need to mention the Herschel Walker deal (oops, I guess I just did).

    Combine that with the recent draft day fiascos, and I have to wonder if maybe Matt Millen is running the front office in Minnesota too?
    Are you kidding me? a) this is the best trade i've seen in a while because after watching practically every vikes game of troy's career he is the worst wide receiver I have ever seen. b) how's this for draft fiascos: the year's that they missed their picks, they drafted a franchise OT in Mckinnie and one of the best DT in the league in Kevin williams. Not to mention last years draft in which we drafted Adrian Peterson and other quality talent in later rounds.



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    Re: Vikes to trade Williamson

    Sometimes a change in scenery is a good thing. Take my cowboys selected Jimmy Smith in 91 and because of injuries etc he never really participated or fit in. After he was released and the Jags picked him up, he went on to a Hall of Fame career......i mean 862 receptions and 12,700 yards, only two receivers in the hall have more yards and none have more receptions.

    Williamson may just develop in a different system. I've never been a firm believer in the combine is the judgin stick...i say the NCAA career is the judging stick....If he didnt do a whole lot in college but then went and ran a great combine time, is he worth the #7 pick in the draft????



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    Re: Vikes to trade Williamson

    Yeah, I still wish we had kept Jimmy Smith!

    But you are correct, change a guy's location and many times he can look like a completely different player - good or bad. It would be fitting Viking fashion if he turned out to be a star for the Jags.



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    Re: Vikes to trade Williamson

    Quote Originally Posted by coopaloop72 View Post
    Are you kidding me? a) this is the best trade i've seen in a while because after watching practically every vikes game of troy's career he is the worst wide receiver I have ever seen. b) how's this for draft fiascos: the year's that they missed their picks, they drafted a franchise OT in Mckinnie and one of the best DT in the league in Kevin williams. Not to mention last years draft in which we drafted Adrian Peterson and other quality talent in later rounds.
    How about reaching for Tavaris Jackson in the second round (4th-5th round talent at best) in '06 and selecting Erasmus James w/ the 18th overall pick in '05, even though most experts were saying that he might have been the most overrated player in the draft. FWIW, James has played 23 games in 3 seasons, racking up a whopping 38 tackles and 5 sacks.

    Regarding Peterson, it's a good thing that the front office found this "diamond in the rough" and snatched him up. It's not like he was a known commodity or anything.



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    Re: Vikes to trade Williamson

    You know, Dallas gave the Vikings a pretty good running back over a decade ago - got very little in return.

    I wonder if the Vikes would be willing to deal Peterson and return the favor...



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