Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by Robert:
he was very respectable but you are right,, when you give up that much,, you want and deserve more than just respectable
JJ Stokes (by far). He was supposed to carry the torch after Rice retired. We gave up 2 #1's for the guy. The parallels to moving up for Rice where there. Total disappointment.
^ THIS. WINNER. /THREAD
Ready to be ANGERED?
In 1995, the 49ers (coming off their 5th Super Bowl win) knew they'd have to replace John Taylor and eventually Jerry Rice.....so in a big-splash move they TRADED UP with the then Cleveland Browns to move up to pick #10 and select highly-touted WR out of UCLA-- J.J. Stokes. In return, the Browns received the 49ers' 1st rounder in 1995 (30th overall, selection: LB Craing Powell, Ohio St, *who?*) and
their 1st rounder in 1996 ( which turned out to be 26th overall)....
.....the next season's draft, the Browns (now renamed the BALTIMORE RAVENS
) have two 1st round picks: their own 4th overall (selection: Jonathan Ogden, OT, UCLA, *solid pick*) and
the pick they got from the Niners for Stokes...in probably the most EPIC flip of a trade in history, guess who the Ravens select with that 26th overall pick???? That's right.....
[ Edited by Dr_Bill_Walsh on Oct 2, 2012 at 5:54 PM ]