Redskins willing to trade the farm for Ram’s no. 2 draft pick
The St. Louis Rams are interested in relinquishing the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 draft, and the Redskins want to take it.
The Rams have been in preliminary negotiations with several teams for their coveted draft spot, according to the Columbus Dispatch. The Cleveland Browns with the fourth overall pick, the Washington Redskins with the sixth, and the Miami Dolphins at eight have each inquired about trading up.
The Kansas City Chiefs, with the number 11 overall pick, and the Seattle Seahawks, sitting at number 12, have also contacted the Ram’s front office about a potential trade.
The trade clamor is for the rights to draft Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, whose stock has skyrocketed after his outstanding 2011 college season, where he threw for 4,293 yards and 37 touchdowns against six interceptions on his way to winning the coveted Heisman trophy.
The Rams have the 2010 number one overall pick in quarterback Sam Bradford and are not interested in Griffin. What they are interested in is a bag full of extra draft picks to use on other positions that will help football become relevant in St. Louis again.
“We have a lot of options and we’re going to be prepared to do whatever,” Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher said. “It’s a great opportunity, and it will define the immediate and, hopefully, the long-term future of this franchise.”
The Washington Redskins have taken the lead as top suitor during the first set of talks with the Rams. The Redskins, as reported by the Washington Post, will hand over their first and sixth round picks in this year’s draft and their first round pick in the 2013 draft. The Skins are also willing to part ways with two other draft picks between this year and next as dictated by the Rams.
The price to move up a couple of spots is a steep one, and whether the move is worth it won’t be known until Griffin makes his NFL debut. All we know is the biggest winner initially in the race for Griffin will most certainly be the Rams.