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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