Rams in discussions with teams to trade second pick of 2012 NFL Draft
Most mock drafts leading up to the 2012 NFL Combine were showing the Cleveland Browns snagging former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III with their first round pick(#4) in the 2012 NFL Draft. It appears, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, that there are now several teams in play for Griffin and are wanting to trade up with the St. Louis Rams first round #2 pick.
Schefter reports that the Rams are currently in discussion with the Browns as well as the Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins. The Redskins hold the #6 pick, while the Dolphins hold the #8 pick.
Griffin’s stock shot up at the beginning of the week after he had a stellar workout at the 2012 NFL Combine. Although he didn’t throw the football, he blew scouts away with his 4.41 40 yard dash time, football IQ, and well-spoken demeanor.
Although the Browns have quarterback Colt McCoy, he struggled last season and the team is wanting to bring in some good competition. The Redskins and Dolphins are still trying to find their franchise quarterback with little luck.
Speaking of luck, discussion has begun of the possibility of the Indianapolis Colts selecting Griffin with their #1 first round pick instead of former Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. Most analysts though are sticking with Luck being picked by the Colts.
Stranger and more puzzling picks have happened though. Also, it will depend on what the Rams are wanting for their first round pick. Conventional wisdom says they will trade this years pick and want a first round pick next year with several more thrown in the following years.