Washington Redskins Acquire No. 2 Pick In 2012 NFL Draft For Multiple First-Rounders

The Washington Redskins have acquired the No. 2 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft from the St. Louis Rams for the No. 6 pick, a 2012 second-round pick and two future first-round picks. They are expected to draft Robert Griffin III.

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Redskins-Rams Trade: Rams Officially Announce Trading Of No. 2 Overall Pick to Redskins

Although the news has been broken for a couple of days, the St. Louis Rams announced via Twitter that they have officially submitted a trade involving the No. 2 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft to the Washington Redskins, paving the way for the drafting of Robert Griffin III by the Redskins.

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The Redskins are reportedly sending first-round picks in 2012, 2013 and 2014 in addition to a second-round pick in 2012, although those picks have not been made official yet. The Redskins originally held the No. 6 overall pick in this year's draft.

The Redskins are expected to draft Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III with the No. 2 pick.

For more updates on this trade, keep it to this StoryStream. For more on the NFL Draft, please visit Mocking The Draft. For all thinks Washington Redskins, make sure to stop by Hog Haven. For more on the Rams, visit Turf Show Times.

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NFL Draft 2012: After Bold Trade For Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins Franchise Now At A Crossroads

Now that the Redskins have made the dramatic move to trade up to the No. 2 overall selection in the draft to select their franchise quarterback, the organization now faces two paths: The road back to relevance, or to continued mediocrity.

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Robert Griffin III Trade: Bruce Allen: 'Clearly, We Fell In Love With Two Players'

After issuing this joint statement with Rams General Manager Les Snead confirming the deal that the two made earlier this week, Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen doubled down on his organization's gamble later Saturday evening.

Speaking at a Washington Football Legends event, Allen told the assembled media that the Redskins just couldn't resist the temptation to make the deal that has the entire NFL talking.

Boy, I wonder which two players he's talking about. And, of course ...

Yes, we're sure he did.

For complete coverage of the 2012 NFL Combine and the 2012 NFL draft, head over to Mocking The Draft. For more on the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft and all things related to Redskins football keep checking this StoryStream for updates, or head over to SB Nation's Washington Redskins blog Hogs Haven.

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Redskins-Rams Trade: Robert Griffin III 'Would Love To Play' For Mike Shanahan, According To Report

The Washington Redskins acquired the No. 2 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft from the St. Louis Rams late Friday evening, with the intent of drafting Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III in that number two slot. It appears it is not just the Redskins who are enamored with Griffin - the quarterback is also a big fan of head coach Mike Shanahan.

Via Adam Schein of Sirius XM NFL Radio:

Draft day, and the selection of an elite quarterback, cannot get here soon enough for long-suffering Redskins fans.

For more on the Redskins trade with the Rams, visit this StoryStream. For more on the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft and all things related to Redskins football keep checking this StoryStream for updates, or head over to SB Nation's Washington Redskins blog Hogs Haven. For all your NFL news and notes, be sure to visit SB Nation's NFL hub.

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Redskins-Rams Trade: Teams Confirm Deal For No. 2 Pick In 2012 NFL Draft, Robert Griffin III

The Washington Redskins and the St. Louis Rams have agreed in principal to a trade that would include the 2nd pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, according to a joint statement released by both clubs,

"In order to execute each of our club's plans for free agency and the upcoming draft, we have agreed to a trade between our two teams for the 2nd pick in the 2012 draft. We will submit this trade to the NFL for approval."

The Redskins will give the Rams the 6th overall pick and a 2nd round draft pick and 1st round picks in 2013 and 2014 to move up. Washington is expected to select Baylor QB Robert Griffin III.

For complete coverage of the 2012 NFL Combine and the 2012 NFL draft, head over to Mocking The Draft. For more on the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft and all things related to Redskins football keep checking this StoryStream for updates, or head over to SB Nation's Washington Redskins blog Hogs Haven.

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Robert Griffin III Trade: Washington Draft Move Draws Myriad Twitter Reactions

In case you have been living under a rock the past 12 hours, the Washington Redskins made a deal with the St. Louis Rams late Friday night to secure the number two pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, presumably to draft uber talented Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III. As you might imagine, news of that magnitude elicited plenty of reaction, and what better place to look for those reactions than Twitter.

Via the fine folks at Hogs Haven, here are a few select tweets regarding the move. I picked one tweet each from a Redskins player, the media, and Darnell Dockett, because, well, he's Darnell Dockett.

Head over to Hogs Haven to see all the tweets captured, and to stay abreast of the latest Redskins news and notes.

For more on the Redskins trade with the Rams, visit this StoryStream. For more on the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft and all things related to Redskins football keep checking this StoryStream for updates, or head over to SB Nation's Washington Redskins blog Hogs Haven. For all your NFL news and notes, be sure to visit SB Nation's NFL hub

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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Redskins Trade With Rams Will Net Them Robert Griffin III

The Washington Redskins' trade with the St. Louis Rams should make it easy for people to write out the top two picks of their 2012 NFL Mock Draft. In trading the No. 6 overall pick, a 2012 second-round pick, a 2013 first-round pick and a 2014 first-round pick to move up to No. 2, the Redskins all but assured that they will take Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III.

The Redskins hope that Griffin can be their signal-caller for the next 10 years and beyond, figuring that the heavy price to pay was necessary to land that kind of player. The alternatives were signing a retread free agent, picking someone like Ryan Tannehill at No. 6 or sticking with Rex Grossman and John Beck.

The Rams, meanwhile, will have a chance to replenish their depth with the extra picks. The latest NFL Mock Draft has them picking wide receiver Justin Blackman at No. 6.

For complete coverage of the 2012 NFL Combine and the 2012 NFL draft, head over toMocking The Draft. For more on the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft and all things related to Redskins football keep checking this StoryStream for updates, or head over to SB Nation'sWashington Redskins blog Hogs Haven.

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Robert Griffin III Trade: Washington Still Interested In Peyton Manning Despite Acquiring No. 2 Pick, According To Report

The Washington Redskins reportedly acquired the No. 2 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft from the St. Louis Rams for first-round picks in 2012, 2013 and 2014, as well as a second-round pick in 2012. The expectation is that the Redskins will use the pick to select Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III. This led to one report suggesting, understandably, that the Redskins had taken themselves out of the Peyton Manning sweepstakes.

However, that may not be the case after all. In what may be one of the juiciest reports yet, ESPN's Adam Schefter suggests the Redskins will still try to go after Manning to pair with Griffin.

Robert Griffin III and Peyton Manning? That certainly seems like a crazy fantasy scenario. However, this all assumes Manning would even be interested in playing for a team that has a high draft pick waiting in the wings.

For more on the Redskins trade with the Rams, visit this StoryStream. For more on the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft and all things related to Redskins football keep checking this StoryStream for updates, or head over to SB Nation's Washington Redskins blog Hogs Haven. For all your NFL news and notes, be sure to visit SB Nation's NFL hub

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Robert Griffin III Trade: Redskins Won Bidding When Peyton Manning Looked Elsewhere, According To Report

The Washington Redskins pulled off an enormous blockbuster deal on Friday night, trading a haul of draft picks to the St. Louis Rams to move up four spots in the 2012 NFL Draft. With the No. 2 overall pick, the Skins will undoubtedly select Robert Griffin III out of Baylor. RG3 built on his incredible Heisman season at Baylor with a dynamic combine workout that sealed his spot as, at worst, the second best prospect heading into the 2012 NFL Draft.

The Skins swooped in with the offer to St. Louis after it became clear that Peyton Manning did not intend to sign with Washington. Via @JasonLaCanfora:

Along with Andrew Luck, Griffin III is one of the best quarterback prospects in the draft in a decade, and projected to be a franchise quarterback. And the Skins gave up that kind of haul in order to move up and take him.

Via @JasonLaCanfora:

For more on the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft and all things related to Redskins football keep checking this StoryStream for updates, or head over to SB Nation's Washington Redskins blog Hogs Haven. For all your NFL news and notes, be sure to visit SB Nation's NFL hub

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NFL Draft 2012 Rumors: Redskins, Rams Agree On Trade For No. 2 Overall Pick, According To Report

The Washington Redskins have agreed to a trade with the St. Louis Rams for the No. 2 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, according to a report from Fox's Jay Glazer. The Skins will be giving up three first round picks, according to Glazer, who tweeted the scoop late Friday night.

Via @JayGlazer:

"Major scoopage: Redskins have agreed to a trade w Rams for #2 pick of draft. Rams and Skins swap first rounders this yr w Rams also getting 2 future #1s and additional picks. Story coming on fox sports dot com"

The Skins were one of a handful of teams bidding for the No. 2 pick, which will almost certainly be used to draft Baylor quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III.

Adam Schefter supplemented Glazer's report, adding that a second round pick is also part of the deal.

Via @AdamSchefer:

UPDATE: Just a little bit of bookkeeping from ESPN.

The trade, first reported by FoxSports.com, cannot be signed off on, turned in and processed until the new league year starts Tuesday at 4 p.m. EST, but it is expected to become official then.

For more on the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft and all things related to Redskins football keep checking this StoryStream for updates, or head over to SB Nation's Washington Redskins blog Hogs Haven. For all your NFL news and notes, be sure to visit SB Nation's NFL hub.

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