Moss to Vikings, Jackson to Pats Next?

MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 31: Randy Moss #84 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on prior to taking on the New York Giants on October 31, 2004 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Giants defeated the Vikings 34-13. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)


In news around the league, the Minnesota Vikings made a move to get WR Randy Moss from the New England Patriots for a 3rd round draft pick. Randy Moss will now join Brett Favre and the passing offense that was sputtering for the first few weeks of the season.

Could this open up another door for Vincent Jackson? The Patriots now have 2 picks in the first 4 rounds of the 2011 draft. Here is the picks that they have:

1st Round
1st Round (OAK – Richard Seymour)
2nd Round (CAR – 2010 3rd Round)
2nd Round
3rd Round
3rd Round (MIN – Randy Moss)
4th Round
4th Round (DEN – Laurence Maroney)
5th Round
6th Round (NO – David Thomas)

The asking price of 2 high draft picks has been known around the league for Vincent Jackson. The Patriots now have easier capability to pull a trade of 2 draft picks for the Pro-Bowl receiver.

The Patriots are now left without a number 1 receiver and Vincent Jackson could provide them that deep threat. Jackson would open up the middle of the field for Wes Welker. Jackson is a Pro Bowl level receiver and is 6 years younger than Moss.  Jackson could get that multi-year deal that he has been seeking.

Keep an eye out for a possible trade to happen soon. Jackson needs to be placed on a roster so that his roster exemption ‘suspension’ of 3 games can start. The Chargers play the Patriots in week 7 and would not play against their old receiver this season if he were traded over.

Here is a comparison of Randy Moss and Vincent Jackson:

Player Vincent Jackson Randy Moss
Height 6’5″ 6’4″
Weight 230 210
Age 27 33
09 Receptions 68 83
09 Yds 1167 1264
09 TDs 9 13

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