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Redskins trade for No. 2 pick; poised to nab RG3

Posted on: March 9, 2012 10:56 pm
Edited on: March 10, 2012 12:23 am
 

St. Louis Rams vice president and chief operating officer Kevin Demoff confirmed to the Sports Xchange on Friday night the agreement on a deal that should be historic for two franchises, as the Rams agreed to trade the second overall pick in this year's NFL Draft to the Washington Redskins, who are expected to use it to select Baylor's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, Robert Griffin III.

In return, the Rams hope to build their way out of their 2-14 record in 2011 with the No. 6 overall pick next month, two future first-round picks and a second-round pick. The trade, first reported by FoxSports.com, cannot become official until the new league year begins at 4 p.m. ET Tuesday, when free agency also begins. 

It is the kind of deal the Rams needed to make after new head coach Jeff Fisher said last month that the team is committed to quarterback Sam Bradford, which put that prized No. 2 spot squarely on the trading block for anybody desiring to take "RG3." It is assumed that the Indianapolis Colts will use the first pick to take Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck to replace departed Peyton Manning.

The Redskins' urgency to move up to the No. 2 spot was heightened with multiple reports saying Manning told the team he wasn't interested in playing for Washington after being released by Indianapolis on Wednesday. Manning visited Denver Friday, creating even more potential for the Dolphins to take a shot at getting Griffin. The Cleveland Browns were also reported to be interested in the No. 2 spot.

The Rams can use the No, 6 spot to get any number of talented, top 10 prospects, including a pair of offensive tackles -- Southern Cal's Matt Kalil and Iowa's Riley Reiff -- LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne or Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon.
  
Earlier Friday, Blackmon showed off for personnel from every NFL team at his Pro Day in Stillwater, Okla., where he was clocked in 4.46 seconds for 40 yards. Demoff would neither confirm nor deny whether the Rams were interested in getting Blackmon to catch passes from Bradford.
  
The trade may not be the best of news for Griffin. Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has spent more money than any other team this century in search of a Super Bowl team. But the Redskins seem to make the least of these deals and often seem dysfunctional, perhaps best evidenced by an inability to get on the same page with veteran quarterback Donovan McNabb in 2010.
  
Coach Mike Shanahan runs his version of a West Coast offense, which does feature mobility at quarterback with the sprint right option as a basic play. Griffin is a great athlete, as evidenced by his unofficial 40-yard time of 4.38 seconds and a vertical jump of 39 inches at the Scouting Combine in February.

--Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

Comments

Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: March 9, 2012 11:50 pm
 

Redskins trade for No. 2 pick; poised to nab RG3

That would not be brilliant. Blackmon could still be available at 6th pick and Flynn has started one NFL game. Great trade for Rams.  Good Ttrade for skins if they take RG3 which they will. I think they overreacted and gave up one too many picks




Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: March 9, 2012 11:48 pm
 

Redskins trade for No. 2 pick; poised to nab RG3

Welp they do have the dumbest owner in professional sports, so I can't say im THAT surprised. Hopefully the O Line protects  RG3.. Babin/ Cole, Ware, Tuck, JPP, Osi could spell big ass trouble for Mr. Heisman.




Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: March 9, 2012 11:47 pm
 

Redskins trade for No. 2 pick; poised to nab RG3

The Redskins got taken for sure.Shanahan is a NUT Rams are gonna get better quick.



Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: March 9, 2012 11:46 pm
 

Redskins trade for No. 2 pick; poised to nab RG3

If RGIII becomes the QB many think he can...a true franchise QB, then the trade is well worth it for the Redskins. If he is only average, then of course, it is a disaster. No one will know that answer for a while. It is obviously a great trade for the Rams and sets up the Jeff Fisher era for success if the Rams use the picks wisely. It also gives them great leverage in the next two drafts.



Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: March 9, 2012 11:46 pm
 

Redskins trade for No. 2 pick; poised to nab RG3

terrible trade for redskins.. snyder strikes again...



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: March 9, 2012 11:44 pm
 

Redskins trade for No. 2 pick; poised to nab RG3

 Think about it we switched 1st rounders this year & our 2nd Skins are only down one pick this year. Also only down one pick next two years, picks we may be able to get back. We have RG3 YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Sep 25, 2011
Posted on: March 9, 2012 11:44 pm
 

Redskins trade for No. 2 pick; poised to nab RG3

I'm not gonna wish any good luck to you guys in DC because i'm a cowboy fan and this actually excites me somewhat but this move better work out for your sakes because if it doesnt its not just  your Qb that doesn't work out.... it's that your giving up the farm for the guy....it will set you guys back a decade...The skins should have not done this!....There are others out there and more coming next year



Since: Oct 6, 2007
Posted on: March 9, 2012 11:41 pm
 

Redskins trade for No. 2 pick; poised to nab RG3

As I'm sure has already been mentioned, great trade for us but in the immediate future, who's gonna be left at the No. 6 spot?  Hmmm



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: March 9, 2012 11:38 pm
 

Redskins trade for No. 2 pick; poised to nab RG3

eagles should trade desean for one of those picks.



Since: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: March 9, 2012 11:38 pm
 

Redskins trade for No. 2 pick; poised to nab RG3

Being a redskins fan I think they overpayed for the 2nd pick....unless...they take Justin Blackmon with that pick and aquire Matt Flynn in free agency, now that would brilliant.


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