3.10.2012

Redskins Get No. 2 Pick From Rams

The Washington Redskins pulled off an off-season blockbuster trade with the St. Louis Rams to acquire the No.2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. The pick will likely be used to take Baylor quarterback and Heisman trophy winner Robert Griffin III unless the Indianapolis Colts decide to throw everybody off and opt for Griffin instead of Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck.

The Redskins paid a lofty price to move into position to draft RGIII, but if he turns out to be a good player - it will all be worth it. The Redskins will give up their first and second round pick in this year's draft as well as a first rounder in 2013 and 2014.

The Rams put themselves in great position to stockpile their young rebuilding effort over the next three years under new head coach Jeff Fisher.

The Redskins are expected to have a big off season in free-agency. Now with a quarterback of the future expected to be acquired in the draft, the team can move to other positions of need. Washington is expected to make a run at a big time free-agent receiver. Vincent Jackson and Marques Colston could be top targets for the Redskins once free agency officially opens up next week.

Needless to say, the Redskins did give up a lot to acquire an unproven quarterback. However, if Griffin III pans out, the trade will be worth it since finding a franchise quarterback isn't easy. Griffin III has all the tools to become a great quarterback in the NFL. For Washington to give up four draft picks, including three first rounders - they must feel that way too.

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