Harvin trade brings Tarvaris back to Minnesota, in a roundabout way

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Originally acquired via round two of the 2006 draft, quarterback Tarvaris Jackson left the Vikings for the Seahawks after the lockout ended.  A year later, Jackson was traded to the Bills for a seventh-round pick.

As it turns out, that’s the seventh-round pick that was included in the package that sent receiver Percy Harvin to Seattle.

According to Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com, the Seahawks didn’t send their own seventh-round selection, but the one acquired from the Bills for Jackson.  It lands 17 spots higher on the list than Seattle’s pick.

In all, the Vikings have 11 selections.  Along with their own seven picks, they have Seattle’s first-round pick, Detroit’s fourth-round pick, and both Arizona’s and Buffalo’s seventh-round picks.  The last two are consecutive, giving Minnesota the 213rd and 214th selections.

26 responses to “Harvin trade brings Tarvaris back to Minnesota, in a roundabout way

  1. 11 picks to go w/ an awesome RB, 1st round QB and franchise LT. Its tome for the coach and GM to advance in the playoffs.

  2. This is a mess of a headline that makes it sound like the Vikings reacquired Jackson instead of what actually happened.

  3. Rick Spielman is gonna work his draft magic again. If he can pull two talented starters in the 1st round again then the Vikes should be in shape to contend. And one of those picks needs to be a starting WR. Spielman will quiet the nay-sayers.

  4. I feel bad for the Vikings fan base. Theyll waste a 1st on the all ESPN hyped Teo.

    He was 57th in the nation in tackles per game.

  5. Vikes need Banks from Miss. St. in the 2nd. He could fill Winfields spot as a CB not afraid to mix it up.

  6. With 11 picks, you have to hit on one or two of them. That surely ups your odds in this weaker draft.

  7. Just glad T-Jack isn’t coming back to the Vikes. He sucked the first time he was here! Vikes are gonna have a great draft again this year!!

  8. This draft is not weaker. There arent qbs so its “bad” based on “experts”

  9. Damn, the Seahawks stole him from the Vikes, along with Nate Burleson. It still burns! In the end, a 7th rounder…

  10. Vikes don’t need a franchise QB with AD, don’t have to pay him 20 mil. spend it elsewhere. They got an awsome O line, a great WR, TE, good defense that’s going to improve with 11 draft picks. They played great at the end of the year. Kick some Packer A$$!

  11. “maritime85 says:Apr 14, 2013 7:26 PM

    ponder sucks not goin anywhere sorry”

    You’re right, that’s why the Vikings went 10-6 and got a wild card spot last season…. Yes, AP was a HUGE contributing factor to this. Yes, Ponder isn’t a Manning or a Brady. But with some help in the deep threat, AKA Greg Jennings, along with Kyle Rudolph at TE he has some go-to guys now that he didn’t have last season. Simpson by no means had the season he did with the Bengals the year prior, and really is lucky to get resigned. Spielman will draft a wideout or two (hopefully).

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