Dec 10, 2011; New York, NY, USA; Baylor Bears quarterback Robert Griffin III speaks after being presented with the 2011 Heisman Trophy at the Best Buy Theatre in downtown New York City. Mandatory Credit: Kelly Kline/Heisman Trophy Trust/Handout Photo via US PRESSWIRE

Redskins move up to two for Griffin III, Jackson and Nicks on the way


The Washington Redskins have gone all-in in a move that stunned even the most seasoned of analysts. The Redskins will send this years sixth overall pick and two future first round picks, along with a second round pick from this year to the St. Louis Rams for the right to draft a Heisman-winning quarterback in Robert Griffin III from Baylor. The Washington Redskins are now setting the stage for a massive movement to Washington by this year’s best free agents. There will most likely be a learning curve and a few growing pains for Griffin III (or Luck, should Indy stun the world), but this move will instantly make Washington a suitable landing spot for some of the bigger names in free agency.

The first two targets on Washington’s list you ask? Well, on the offensive side of the ball I believe they will vigorously pursue Vincent Jackson at receiver and Carl Nicks at guard. Both are young and would be solid additions to take this offense to the next level and even potentially put it on par with the defense. There is a great pool of young talent that will be available this year and the Redskins have $40 million plus in cap room. There is also another scenario that could potentially unfold that has seldom been talked about. The Redskins could indeed draft Robert Griffin III but still sign Peyton Manning. As a matter of fact, as I am typing this, Adam Schefter is reporting that the ‘Skins will try to land Manning and allow Griffin some time to grow. With the amount of money Snyder and company have under the cap and the desperation in the air, realtors in Ashburn are salivating.

After two quiet offseasons in DC, let the spending begin!

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