After the events of the last couple if days where the Redskins traded three first round picks and a second for the second overall pick in this years draft, it seems everybody is assuming we will be selecting Robert Griffin III.
On the face of it, that seems the sensible bet, but what are the odds on the Colts making RG3 the number one overall, leaving us to take Andrew Luck?
Remote at best, but this reminds me of the Reggie Bush/Mario Williams selections when everyone was expecting the Texans to select Bush at #1 but they surprised all the experts and took DE Williams, allowing the Saints to select Bush with the #2 pick.
Could it happen again? Momentum seems to be with Griffin now although the Colts released Manning, presumably in the knowledge that they would be selecting Luck.
From my perspective, over here in England, I don’t get to see or hear so much College football to form my own opinions on the relative strengths and weaknesses of the two QBs, but all the attention has been on Griffin. Luck has gone under the radar with it being a certainty that he will go to the Colts. Without having seen much of Luck, I’m more excited by the prospect of having Griffin in the B&G than Luck.
The burning question is “did we give up too much?” Prior to the blockbuster deal, I was in the “get Griffin at any cost” camp, expecting it to be in the two firsts, a third and a fifth range so was stunned by the actual cost. I thought maybe it was too much, but after hearing that the Browns had made a serious offer to the Rams, I feel reassured that we made the move to make sure there is no chance of us missing out (unless of course the Browns do a deal with the Colts!).
There is also free agency to turn to to fill a few more holes and with us comfortably under the cap, I fully expect Dan to splash the cash and bring in at least two or three starters.
So bring on free agency, bring on the draft and bring on the 2012 season! It just remains to be seen, which college QB we pick come April.