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Looking back at '06 draft: Trading Javon Walker

Discussion in 'Green Bay Packers Fan Forum' started by RainX, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. RainX

    RainX Cheesehead

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    Apr 8, 2007
    Eau Claire
    We traded Javon to Denver for the 37th pick (2nd round) in the draft and turned around and traded that along with a 139th pick (5th round) to Atlanta for the 47th overall pick (2nd round), 93rd overall pick (3rd Round), and 148th overall pick (5th round).

    We took Daryn Colledge with the 47th pick
    We took Ingle Martin with the 148th pick

    We traded the 93rd pick (3rd round) we acquired from Atlanta to St. Louis for their the 109th overall pick (4th round) and 183rd overall pick (6th round).

    We took John Jolly with the 183rd pick

    We took the 109th overall pick (4th round) we acquired from St. Louis and traded it to Philadelphia for their 115th overall pick (4th round) and 185th overall pick (6th round).

    We took Will Blackmon with the 115th pick
    We took Tyrone Culver with the 185th pick

    So in essense, we traded Javon Walker for Daryn Colledge, Will Blackmon, Ingle Martin, John Jolly, and Tyrone Culver.

    Was it a worthwhile trade in your mind considering Javon was probably never going to play for us again?
  2. starpass

    starpass Cheesehead

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    Aug 1, 2006
    WOW...that was a blockbuster deal...hopefully KC will do the same with LJ...they keep denying it...which is why they floated out the "idea" two months ago...go figure...go PACK!!!
  3. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator Moderator

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    of course it was worth it...we got players that made the rorster and did start for the team..When we would have had to pay a guy not to play.
  4. all about da packers

    all about da packers Cheesehead

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    Jun 5, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    Let's not try and start a debate whether we traded Javon for only a second round pick or whether we traded him for five picks, I think we all realize it is a dead issue.

    I'll say no, it was not.

    Martin, Blackmon, Jolly, and Culver started a total of zero games for us.

    Do they have potential, well yeah. But potential alone doesn't win you football games.

    Colledge may turn out to be a great LG, but it is clear that he struggled at times last season. He certainly isn't a playmaker.

    What the Packers needed was a playmaker, someone who could bolster their red zone O. Walker could have done that. Colledge/Martin/Culver/Jolly/Blackmon didn't.

    In light of the circumstances though, it is a deal that had to be made. Still doesn't mean it was a good, even fair, deal.
  5. OregonPackFan

    OregonPackFan Cheesehead

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    Mar 13, 2007
    I wouldn't complain about an o-lineman not being a playmaker.
  6. DakotaT

    DakotaT Cheesehead

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    Jan 19, 2006
    Bismarck North Dakota
    Would it have made any of you feel better if we had taken Jennings with the 47th pick and Colledge with the other 2nd rounder? Let the old lie already.

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