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:
Four teams were deep in talks for 2nd overall pick. Skins submitted winning bid Thurs when Peyton Manning turned elsewhere— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 10, 2012
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.
In all, the Skins trade 6th overall in 2012, plus 2012 2nd rounder, and 1st rounders in 2013 and 2014 to move up 4 spots for RG3 ...— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 10, 2012
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