Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Redskins Prepared To Move Up To No. 2 Slot In 2012 NFL Draft

The Washington Redskins are prepared to pay the freight to the St. Louis Rams to move into the No. 2 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.

According to Jones, the Redskins are prepared to package two first round picks -- this year's No. 6 and their 2013 pick -- as well as other picks in the "upper to mid-round range".

With Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III solidifying his status as the No. 2 prospect in the draft, and the Rams already having a young franchise quarterback in Sam Bradford, St. Louis has made no secret about their desire to trade out of that slot. Jones notes that the Rams are believed to be seeking compensation similar to what the New York Giants traded to the San Diego Chargers in exchange for Eli Manning in 2004. That deal included the fourth overall pick (Phillip Rivers), a 2005 first round pick, and picks in the middle rounds (a three and a five).

The Redskins are expected to face competition from quarterback-needy teams like the Cleveland Browns, who possess two picks in the first round this year, and Miami Dolphins for the No. 2 pick. Unless blown away by an offer, the Rams are expected to wait until just before the draft before making a trade.

Griffin passed for 4,293 yards with 37 touchdowns and just six interceptions in 2011, adding 699 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground. During his 41-game career at Baylor, Griffin passed for 10,366 yards with 78 touchdowns and ran for 2,254 yards with 33 touchdowns.

source:  Mac's Football Blog
author:  Brian McIntyre
photo:  Brian Spurlock US PRESSWIRE

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