Originally posted by fastforward:
Originally posted by Marvin49:
Will NEVER happen again. Viking were INSANE. NO PLAYER is worth that many picks.
It did happen again but with slightly smaller scale: in 1999, Mike Ditka then with the Saints, traded the entire set of eight draft picks for the right to draft RB Ricky Williams.
...and how did that work out for the Saints?
Teams now use the Walker and Williams trades as examples of what NOT to do. RBs have been GREATLY de-valued since then and teams seldom even spend first round picks on ROOKIE RBs. Ingram was the only one taken this year and it was at the end of the round.
In addition, Ricky WIlliams wasn't 28 with a history of injuries and coming off a broken hip.
Additionally....as big a trade as the Williams trade was, it wasn't "slightly" smaller than the Hershall Trade. Walker was traded for...
LB Jesse Solomon
LB David Howard
CB Issiac Holt
RB Darrin Nelson (traded to San Diego after he refused to report to Dallas)
DE Alex Stewart
Minnesota's 1st round pick in 1990 (21) (traded this pick along with pick (81) for pick (17) from Pittsburgh to draft Emmitt Smith)
Minnesota's 2nd round pick in 1990 (47) (Alexander Wright)
Minnesota's 6th round pick in 1990 (158) (traded to New Orleans, who drafted James Williams)
Minnesota's 1st round pick in 1991 (conditional) - (12) (Alvin Harper)Minnesota's 2nd round pick in 1991 (conditional) - (38) (Dixon Edwards)
Minnesota's 2nd round pick in 1992 (conditional) - (37) (Darren Woodson)
Minnesota's 3rd round pick in 1992 (conditional) - (71) (traded to New England, who drafted Kevin Turner)
Minnesota's 1st round pick in 1993 (conditional) - (13) (traded to Philadelphia Eagles, and then to the Houston Oilers, who drafted Brad Hopkins)
Thats THREE #1s, TWO #2s, a #3 and a #6 and 5 players.
[ Edited by Marvin49 on Aug 23, 2011 at 11:18 PM ]