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Redskins to acquire No. 2 pick for RGIII

Even though the draft is still about seven weeks away, the Robert Griffin III rumors can come to an end.

Redskins to acquire No. 2 pick for RGIII

The Redskins are expected to take Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III with the second overall pick. (Tony Gutierrez/AP file photo)
The Redskins are expected to take Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III with the second overall pick. (Tony Gutierrez/AP file photo)

Even though the draft is still about seven weeks away, the Robert Griffin III rumors can come to an end.

That's because the Redskins will acquire the No. 2 pick from the Rams, according to Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com. St. Louis will receive three first-rounders from Washington - the No. 6 pick this year, along with picks in 2013 and 2014. And the Rams will also get the Redskins' second-round pick in 2012, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

In addition to Eli Manning and Tony Romo, the Eagles can now expect to face Griffin twice a year for the foreseeable future.

The Redskins are paying a high price, but the truth is, if Griffin's a franchise quarterback, no one in D.C. will care that they gave up so much. Remember, this is a franchise that started Rex Grossman and John Beck for 16 games last season.

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According to Glazer, the Redskins wanted to make a play for Peyton Manning, but he did not want to play for them. That's when they decided to aggressively move to land the second pick.

The challenge now for the Redskins will be surrounding Griffin with enough talent without those first-round picks.

The Rams, meanwhile, make out great. Jeff Fisher moves down four spots in this year's draft and will have additional first-rounders going forward. St. Louis is in great position to surround Sam Bradford with talent on the offensive side of the ball.


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