Happy Anniversary

A few draft picks in exchange for a Lombardi Trophy? Sounds like a deal. Then-Packer GM Ron Wolf thought so, too, when he dealt a first-round draft pick to Atlanta for quarterback Brett Favre exactly 11 years ago today, February 10, 1992.<p>

The trade was Wolf's second as Packers GM. He had acquired a first-round choice from Philadelphia in 1991, which turned out to be the 17th overall pick as the Eagles went 10-6 that season. Wolf decided to send that pick to Atlanta for Favre.

The impact of that draft-day deal on the Packers is legendary. But the splash made in the rest of the draft pool is nothing more than a ripple:

The Flacons traded that 17th pick to Dallas for the Cowboys' first round positions (19th) and fourth round spot (104th) in the same draft. Dallas selectged CB Kevin Smith from Texas A&M with its pick acquired from Atlanta through Green Bay; the Falcons chose Favre's former Souther Miss teammate RB Tony Smith at No. 19 and selelcted CB Frankie Smith from Baylor at No. 104.

Favre was originally drafted in the second round of the 1991 draft (33rd overall) by Atlanta, breaking the hearts of hopefuls including the New York Jets, which that year were under the management of Wolf. The Jets went on to select QB Browning Neagle with the next choice (34th).

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