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Blockbuster trade - RGIII to Washington

St. Louis and Washington have reportedly completed a trade sending the 1.02 pick to the Redskins and in return the 1.06 pick and the 2012 2nd rounder along with Washingtons first-round picks in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

No question the Washington Redskins are eyeing Robert Griffin (or for that matter Andrew Luck should the Colts somehow decide they want Griffin with the 1.01).

It just jumps at you at first that the Redskins (in normal fashion) decided to give up a whole lot for the opportunity to acquire Griffin.

I'm not so convinced it was a bad move for the Skins though. They now land a premier prospect at quarterback and a face of the franchise which is something that has been lacking. They also for the first time in years have plenty of cap room to use in free-agency and a couple of shrewd moves here and they might have reason for optimism going forward. On the other hand this trade put enormous pressure on RG3. He turn into a VERY good quarterback for this trade to be justified. The Redskins will have a hard time providing him with true impact players through the draft for the upcoming years.

By any measurement St. Louis got a beautiful trade. They are now picking at 1.06 and while that may mean they might lose the opportunity at picking Matt Kalil, Justin Blackmon and Morris Claiborne it still gives them the greatest opportunity presented ever (I think) for Jeff Fisher and the new coaching staff to have an infusion of youth and talent. One might also assume that the upcoming picks in the 2013 and 2014 drafts might be rather low first-round picks since Washington has tough opposition in the NFC East. I think this is unparalled in recent NFL history and if the front office does a good job with their upcoming selections the Rams might be on the verge of building a true contender in the near future.

How do you feel about this trade? Did it benefit both teams? Is there a clear loser and winner?

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