Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Rams/Redskins deal. Are they nuts?

Pending approval, the St. Louis Rams just dealt their #2 pick in the upcoming NFL draft to the Washington Redskins. Assuming the Indy Colts take Andrew Luck from Stanford at #1 to step in for the recently departed Peyton Manning, it seems pretty obvious the Skins have their sights on Robert Griffin III, out of Baylor.

It makes a lot of sense for St. Louis. They've already committed to Sam Bradford as their QB of the future, so they don't need another hot-shot gunslinger fresh out of college. In return for giving up the #2 overall pick, they get Washington's #1 pick, which is #6 overall this year. Chances are the 6th player available is going to be pretty damn good. Plus -- they get Washington's 2nd second round pick this year, 39th overall. A quality athlete will likely be found there as well. Plus -- they get Washington's 1st round pick next year. Plus -- they get Washington's first round pick the year after that.

And what do the Skins get? RG3. That's it, while having sub-primed their mortgage. Yes, RG3 was a phenomenal athlete -- in college. He ran a 4.4 second 40 yard dash at the NFL combine, which isn't exactly faster than a speeding bullet, but it's pretty quick. But let's get real. Unless this guy can leap entire defenses with a single bound -- he might be looking at some Kryptonite at the next level. Let's not forget, NFL defenses are highly trained in taking the proper "angles" to negate an opponent's speed. And when they get there -- they hit hard. Bigger, faster, stronger, and all that.

While the football fans in St. Louis are likely jumping over the golden arch for joy, it appears the folks in Washington got skinned.

But it shouldn't be that much of a surprise. After all, when's the last time a group of rich folks in DC ever put their heads together and came up with something that made sense? You think Daniel Snyder, owner of the Skins, is nuts? Hah. Try politicians. It must be something in the air in that town.....

I rest my case.

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