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The Green Bay Packers have signed second-round draft pick Josh Jackson from Iowa.
Green Bay general manager Brian Gutekunst announced the cornerback’s signing on Thursday.
Jackson was taken with the 45th overall pick in last month’s draft Tyler Ennis Jersey , and his signing comes two days after the Packers signed first-round pick Jaire Alexander, a cornerback from Louisville.
The 6-foot, 196-pound Jackson led the country with eight interceptions as a senior for the Hawkeyes, returning two for touchdowns.
He and Alexander are expected to improve a Green Bay secondary that allowed 30 touchdown passes last season Mikkel Boedker Jersey , tied for the second-highest total of any team.
More data and analytical tools for evaluating talent have pretty well served to make it harder than ever to truly screw up as an NHL executive. Sure, bad contracts are still handed out and draft fails happen, but few talent-for-talent trades nowadays are so bad as to be considered entirely one-sided in nature. The transition has helped maintain some degree of competitive balance while ensuring for at least relatively competent club management across the league, but if we're being honest here Authentic Jaccob Slavin Jersey , it has also taken some of the fun out of trade evaluation.
But fear not - past executive mistakes continue to reverberate around the NHL and are even still felt within the league's current power structure. One-time hapless organizations like the Toronto Maple Leafs and the New York Islanders aren't giving away first round picks like they may have in the past, but they still have to endure the sins committed by forebearers like John Ferguson Jr and Mike Milbury. Whether the average general manager has grown smarter or not, bad trades will still happen and, in the meantime Youth Mark Letestu Jersey , we still have the physical proof of past one-sided transactions across the league.
The thing about a one-sided trade is that it can stick with your club, for better or for worse. Time passes and players move on, but a losing gamble that results in an albatross contract, a missed opportunity or a costly talent loss can linger just as long as adding a star on the cheap can provide a major boost for your team. Whether these trades bring back fond memories or open up old wounds Mikko Rantanen Jersey , here are 15 lopsided deals that involve players who are still plying their trade in the NHL.