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NFL Mock Draft 2012: Combine Performance Could Put Robert Griffin III Out Of Reach For Redskins

The NFL Combine is over, and Robert Griffin's performance (even though he did not throw), increased his value for the upcoming NFL Draft. The Redskins will be interested in trading up, but it is very possible that he put himself outside of their range. As a result, the guys over at SB Nation gave them a quarterback at No. 6 in their newest post-combine 2012 NFL Mock Draft; Texas A&M's Ryan Tannehill.

Too high for Tannehill, right? Probably, but people said the same thing about Christian Ponder and Jake Locker last year. Besides, the sixth pick at these prices is like grabbing an extra bottle of Yellow Tail for Dan Snyder. According to a report from the Washington Post, this is a distinct possibility should the Redskins lose out on RG3. Tannehill has the ability to develop into a good quarterback. They could still add a veteran to get them through the short term.

Tannehill could be a good solution for the Redskins, but I'd like to think that they would trade back and acquire some more picks before adding him to the roster later in the first round. But if they don't feel like he will still be around and they are desperate to add a first round QB to the team, this might be the only way to do it.

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.