It’s been speculated for a while that the St. Louis Rams were going to trade away their second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, but that speculation can end.
According to NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora, the Rams are going to trade the pick away to whoever wants Robert Griffin III the most.
“They are completely and fully motivated to move that pick,” La Canfora told “NFL Total Access” on Monday. “Everyone in the league has known it’s up for bid. The trade that makes the most sense for them, they will consummate.
“We know that (Robert) Griffin III will be that pick. It’s just a matter of who trades up for it.”
The team names often rumored to trade up for RG3 include the Washington Redskins and the Cleveland Browns. Some other teams involved could be the Seattle Seahawks and the Miami Dolphins.
It makes sense for the Rams to trade down. They can get a lot of compensation for a player like RG3, who dazzled scouts and the combine. The Rams don’t need RG3 because they feel confident enough in Sam Bradford.
All of this is assuming that the Indianapolis Colts, who have the first overall pick, will draft Stanford’s Andrew Luck. Luck had a great combine himself by reminding people how athletic he is. He drew a lot of comparisons to last year’s first overall pick Cam Newton.