Redskins pull off trade with Rams to move up to No. 2 pick
We all knew that the Rams would eventually trade out of the No. 2 spot in this year's draft and the two likeliest trade partners were the Browns and Redskins. As I wrote in my mock draft, I believed the Browns had more ammunition (two first-rounders in this year's draft) to make it happen, but that the Redskins had more motivation to make it happen.
The Redskins were motivated enough to make it happen last night.
Per Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, the Redskins will send their first-round pick (No. 6 overall) and second-round pick this year in addition to their first-round picks in 2013 and 2014 to the Rams to move up to No. 2 overall.
Of course, the Redskins will use the pick to select Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, last year's Heisman Trophy recipient, who has the accuracy, rare athleticism for the position, intelligence and intangibles to be a franchise quarterback.
Was the price too steep?
Only time will tell, but the Redskins obviously need to upgrade themselves at quarterback and Griffin has the potential to be a difference-maker at the next level. With the Redskins being well under the salary cap, they can afford to be aggressive in free agency.
[Note: I will update my mock draft this weekend to reflect the new draft order.]