Feb 26, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Baylor Bears quarterback Robert Griffin III runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Redskins give up II much for RGIII?

May 8, 2010; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder (right) has a cup of coffee while talking to general manager Bruce Allen (left) during mini camp at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-US PRESSWIRE
I could get used to this talk about the Redskins doing something good!
As I’m sure all of Redskins Nation has heard by now that the Redskins have reached terms with the St. Louis Rams to acquire the number II overall pick in this years draft in exchange for the number VI overall pick this year, II future number I round picks and the Redskins number II round pick this year. I was asked a few questions regarding the recent power move by the Redskins and what better way to answer them then live in living color on Riggo’s Rag!
 The first question that is asked,”Is this “I” person good enough to trade away IV, I-II round caliber players?”
The second question that is asked,”How will Washington protect Griffin?”
MY ANSWER: He will protect himself with his quickness and awareness. When you are facing a quarterback with Griffin’s capabilities, you have to give thought to changing up your defensive game plan. Versus the blitz, Griffin has the quickness/speed to beat the blitz with his feet and the arm/accuracy to beat the blitz with his arm. He also will be protected by the structure of the offense. How many times have you been watching the game and said,”If Grossman had any speed at all he could’ve done some damage on the play?”
I know I have said it too many times. With the designs of zone blocking play action plays and the success of the Washington running game, Griffin looks to potentially end up pretty comfortable behind the O-Line next year. Hopefully nobody successfully carries out a RGIII bounty.
The last question is,”What does this mean for Washington in the rest of the draft and free agency?”
MY ANSWER: I believe this move makes Washington an instant contender. Big name free agents usually target solid contenders and the best competition. Washington is coming off of a season where they swept the Super Bowl Champs in the regular season and play the likes of Dallas and Philadelphia twice a year in which is arguably the best division in the NFL. My guess is that Washington attempts to sign at least III star free agents to make up for trading away those III draft picks used to acquire Griffin.
- A Big play WR
- A solid cover corner
- An aggressive young HEALTHY Safety
If Washington can pull this off I believe Redskins Nation would be happy. In the meantime, let’s just hope that Washington didn’t trade for the number II pick just to trade it away for someone else! I’ll leave you with this image of what we all hope is soon to come!

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