The Green Bay Packers made a few trades this past off-season. None bigger than their trade that sent star wide receiver Davante Adams to Las Vegas. However, that trade is not the one that the Packers unequivocally won. The Packers have clearly been missing Adams this season and the Raiders are sitting with the same record as the Packers (5-8). The trade that Green Bay won was the one involving Christian Watson. The draft picks that Green Bay traded to get Watson have proven all year long that, so far, the Packers have clearly won this trade.
The Green Bay Packers Have Won The Christian Watson Trade
Packers’ General Manager Brian Gutekunst shipped his two second-round picks (#53 and #59) to the Minnesota Vikings. In return the Packers received pick #34. With that pick, he took a shot on Christian Watson, a small-school standout with a big-time skill set.
Those two selections for the Vikings turned into CB Andrew Booth (who Minnesota actually traded up to #42 to get) and G Ed Ingram. How have those two players faired for Minnesota this year? Andrew Booth, who spent four early-season games on injured reserve and is back on IR. He was placed on IR for the second time on November 30th and will miss the next four weeks (basically all of December). Booth did however get his first defensive snaps in the upset win at Buffalo in Week 10. He made his first NFL start the following week in the blowout loss to Dallas. According to Pro Football Focus he allowed 13-of-15 passing for 152 yards and was penalized twice in those two games. He has zero passes defensed.
Ingram has started all 12 games and played all 812 offensive snaps. According to PFF, he’s allowed eight sacks and 45 total pressures. Both are worst among all NFL guards. He’s allowed nine more pressures than any other guard and five more pressures than the Packers’ guards combined.