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Marshawn Lynch destined for Green Bay?

September 16, 2010 by  
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Sept 16, 2010 ~ by Brian E Murphy, PackersInsider.com senior editor

~”With the 12th pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills select running back Marshawn Lynch, California.”

With those words from commissioner Roger Goodell, the Packers were forced to scramble, and find a plan B for their pick four spots later.

So with the 16th pick, Ted Thompson elected to reach for a 2nd round prospect on the defensive line, the oft-injured Justin Harrell out of Tennessee.

Fast forward to today. Marshawn Lynch is one of a platoon of three RB’s with the terrible Bills, and Justin Harrell suffered yet another bad break in week one as his ACL went out and he’s done for the season, and possibly for life, and Packers workhorse RB Ryan Grant’sseason is already over with an injured ankle and leg as a result of a wreckless tackle by an Eagles DB.

Meanwhile, also in week one, 2006 first-rounder A.J. Hawkdidn’t play a single down on defense as the Packers beat the Eagles. He did see the field on special teams, but as Dom Capers played nickel the whole game against Kevin Kolb and then Michael Vick, he went with more of Brandon Chillar and none of A.J. Hawk. 

GREEN BAY, WI - AUGUST 22: Running back Marshawn Lynch #23 of the Buffalo Bills runs with the football against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on August 22, 2009 in Green Bay. The game didn't count as it was preseason, but rumors are flying that Lambeau Field might soon be Marshawn's new home field.

  Word leaked this week that Hawk has endorsed a trade to a team that will allow him to play more, which certainly is understandable. Hawk’s house in DePere has also gone on the market, according to some people in that area.

Behind Hawk, and Chillar, the Packers also have another Cal product (like Lynch and Aaron Rodgers) in Desmond Bishop, and linebacker coach Winston Moss has wanted to get Bishop more playing time for awhile. This could be one of those trades that helps both teams. Buffalo used their first round pick this April on RB C.J. Spiller, with the 9th overall pick. Another RB, Fred Jackson, has performed well for the Bills and they would be fine with those two guys.

Rumors are swirling all over the blogosphere, and anytime there are rumors, you can be sure Arrigo has his ghost sources with all kinds of inside information.

You can read about some of them here.

Also, remember in 2007 there were similar rumors about Randy Moss coming to Green Bay. We knew then that there was some substance to those rumors, and this week Andrew Brandt shed some light on what really happened with the Moss-to-Packers discussions back then. Read his inside information right here. And that really is verified inside information.

Despite being from Oakland, Lynch is a very good runner on the snowy stuff, which wouldn't be a bad thing in Green Bay.

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