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


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, 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.