Report: Redskins Acquire No. 2 Overall Pick in NFL Draft From Rams, Plan to Draft Robert Griffin III


March 9, 2012

Peyton Manning reportedly had no interest in heading to the nation's capital. Plan B didn't take too long for the Redskins to implement, though.

The Redskins have acquired the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft from the St. Louis Rams, and plan to use the selection to draft Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Robert Griffin III, according to FOX Sports' Jay Glazer.

Washington is reportedly sending its first-round draft pick this year (No. 6 overall), in addition to two future first-round picks and an additional draft pick — believed to be a second-rounder — for the No. 2 overall selection.

The trade cannot become official until the start of the new league year, which begins next week, but it will be a huge splash for a team that relied on the likes of Rex Grossman and John Beck as its signal callers last season.

The Colts are on the clock with the first overall pick in this year's draft, which will take place on April 26. They're expected to take Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck.

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