The reigning kings of overpayment may be looking to prove once again why they’re the kings of overpayment. According to report in the Washington Post, the Washington Redskins are prepared to give up two first round draft picks along with other draft picks in the early and middle rounds.
In this year’s draft, the Redskins have a first round pick, a second round pick, a third round pick, two fourth picks, a fifth round pick, and a seventh round pick. So basically, they are poised to pretty much trade away this year’s draft along with their first round pick next year.
Sounds about right for the Redskins.
The Washington Redskins are prepared to part with two first-round draft picks, plus other selections in the early and middle rounds, to secure the St. Louis Rams’ No. 2 pick in April’s draft and land Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, according to people with knowledge of the situation.
The Redskins, according to people familiar with their thinking, are willing to trade this year’s sixth overall pick and next year’s top pick – as well as two others in the range demanded by St. Louis.
The Redskins believe Griffin, who last fall won the Heisman Trophy after passing for 4,293 yards, 37 touchdowns and only six interceptions while leading Baylor to a 10-3 record, is worth that price. Griffin ran a 4.41 40-yard dash at the combine Sunday.
If this report is true, you may as well pencil in RGIII as the starting quarterback in Washington next season. There’s no way the Rams can turn this deal down.