Report: Pats will get a third-round pick for Randy Moss
Last night, our pall Todd Wright of Sporting News Radio asked me to peg the compensation that the Vikings would send to the Patriots for receiver Randy Moss.
I flat-out guessed that the Vikings wouldn’t be giving up much more than a third- or fourth-round pick.
As it turns out, this blind squirrel is having his eggs with a side of grilled acorn this morning. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that, when a trade happens, the Patriots will get a third-round pick from the Vikings.
When the Vikings traded Moss to the Raiders in 2005, they received linebacker Napoleon Harris (a failed former first-round pick), a first-round pick (which became failed receiver Troy Williamson), and a seventh-rounder. Two years later, the Raiders sent Moss to New England for a fourth-round selection.
Following a record-setting 2007 season, Moss actually became an unrestricted free agent. After a couple of days on the market, the Eagles made a run at Moss. He reportedly took less money to re-sign with the Patriots for $27 million over three years.
So Moss gets a third-round pick for the Patriots, and the Chargers wanted two second-round picks for Vincent Jackson? A hundred times out of a hundred, Moss is the better choice.