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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
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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

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Comments

Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: March 9, 2012 11:29 pm
 

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

Not that 3 firsts and a second are anything to sneeze at.  But getting that from the Skins?  Has Snyder learned restraint?  Or did he just run out of picks and no one else wanted to play ball?   Per ESPN (so take that for what its worth), Cleveland came in with the same pick package (and probably better picks since Cleveland will suck for generations) and lost out.  They just can't seem to do anything right.

I always kinda liked the Rams, so I hope they use these picks well.  Maybe go get a T, maybe Reiff...the Rams don't have the best record with OT in the first round, but sooner or later they will get another Pace.  I think, if they can hold on to Lloyd and give Bradford some time, they could have a decent O on their hands.  And Fisher can turn around the D...hopefully.  

I actually feel kinda back for Grossman.  Oh wait, no I don't.    



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

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

YES!!!! i love this move!! if we do well in free agency and get a WR and some o-linemen we will have a future in place.



Since: Mar 1, 2007
Posted on: March 9, 2012 11:28 pm
 

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

albeemacaw,
                 wtf??? What does DC having a lot of blacks have to do with which QB the Redskins take?? Are you some form of inbread, retarded, trailer trash who was circumcised by having his father kick his mother in the back of the head???

  How do you even see the computer with that sheet over your head??  



Since: Sep 11, 2011
Posted on: March 9, 2012 11:27 pm
 

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

Skins dont play in washington anyway , the play in landover and that is not 95 percent black. Lol



Since: Dec 22, 2009
Posted on: March 9, 2012 11:27 pm
 

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

Great trade by the Rams. Two 1st rounders and a second rounder to drop 4 spots where they still might be able to get Bradford a weapon in Justin Blackmon. Doubt that Washington will be able to turn it around quickly so those future picks will also probably be pretty high picks, too.

Looks like Matt Kalil to the Vikings. Granted the Vikes get a perennial all-pro at left tackle, but they gotta be a little upset for not losing a couple more games to be able to make that trade. 



Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: March 9, 2012 11:27 pm
 

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

They did great!
It is still two months before the draft, but this was likely as good as it would get, and Manning is going to sign somewhere. They got 3 firsts and a 2nd for moving down 4 spots! That is a BOUNTY




Since: Aug 2, 2010
Posted on: March 9, 2012 11:25 pm
 

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

As a browns fan, thank god! Im glad its over!



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

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

Mar 725 , not to rain on your parade , but i get how RG3 could lead you to the super bowl in 2 years ( even though i would say you have a better chance of meeting god before that happens ) but how is he gonna be a 10 time all pro in those 2 years. Lol. Griffin is just another Vince Young. You watch ! And with probally the worst offensive Cordinator in the history of football even 1 all pro year seems like a stretch



Since: Feb 27, 2010
Posted on: March 9, 2012 11:24 pm
 

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

IF Griffin flames out, and he could...there have been plenty of highly-touted QB draft darlings that haven't panned out... the Redskins are screwed for a while. If Griffin is good citizen Michael Vick and a beast on the field at the NFL level, it's STILL a lot to have paid 'cause nwo we all know the Saints won't let him LIVE when they play him (if he's any good).



Since: Apr 19, 2008
Posted on: March 9, 2012 11:23 pm
 

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

You think the Rams screwed the pooch here? How?? They get 3 high draft picks to drop basically 3 spots in the draft (since they weren't taking Griffin anyway). Meanwhile the Redskins will sell tickets w RG3, but no draft picks means they'll go their usual route of way over-paying for free agents that underperform. Fine by me.


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