The Washington Redskins are prepared to part with two first-round draft picks, plus other selections in the early and middle rounds, to secure the St. Louis Rams’ No. 2 pick in April’s draft and land Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, according to people with knowledge of the situation.
The Rams are said to be seeking compensation similar to what the San Diego Chargers received from the New York Giants in exchange for Eli Manning in 2004. That year, the Chargers drafted Manning first overall. The Giants sent their fourth overall pick, the following year’s first-round pick, and their 2004 third- and fifth-round picks to San Diego for the quarterback who has since led New York to two Super Bowl victories.
Here’s an interesting note: there’s a rumor that, at the NFL Combine, Mike Shanahan, Bruce Allen, and Dan Snyder shared a meal and drinks with new Rams head coach Jeff Fisher and new Rams general manager Les Snead.
Now ordinarily, meetings like this are nothing more than your typical “power lunches” that might be shared in country club settings, but given the continued rumors linking these two teams in trade talks, one can only imagine what topic dominated the conversations during this “get together.”
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