Jay Glazer of Fox Sports has broken a major story that the St. Louis Rams have traded the 2nd overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft to the Washington Redskins for the No. 6 overall pick, two future first round picks and a second round pick.
This makes sense for both teams involved, but it seems that the Redskins paid an incredibly high price to move up just four spots in the first round.
Of course, they did so with the idea of drafting Robert Griffin III.
While I applause the boldness of the move for Washington, I don't understand the reason for giving up such a large package in return. Sure, RG III is going to be an electric player in the NFL for seasons to come.
With that said, they just gave up three high draft picks for one player.
This is an absolute coup for the St. Louis Rams, who have a lot of holes to fill throughout their roster. Even with RGIII in the fold, it is hard to imagine that Washington is going to content for a playoff spot in 2012. This means that St. Louis will most likely have two picks in the top half of round one next season.
This story is fluid and there promises to be more developments as we understand exactly what happened between these two teams.