News of a potential trade before draft day circulated for about a month. Now the speculation will end as the Washington Redskins made a colossial offer to the Rams.
The cost of this year’s second-overall pick includes Washington’s first and second-round 2012 picks as well as Washington’s first-round picks in 2013 and 2014. Redskins owner Dan Snyder searched for an answer at quarterback for several years, and this trade seems to be that answer.
Rumors said that Cleveland and Washington were both interested in acquiring the pick from St. Louis, which would allow them to select Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III. Cleveland holds two first-round picks in this year’s draft, selections that many believed would have been sufficient compensation in a trade with St. Louis. Instead, the amount of picks in addition to the timing of Washington’s deal moved them ahead of Cleveland to get the franchise quarterback they want.