WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins are moving up the draft board and may soon have a quarterback of the future in their locker room.
The team has reached an agreement with the St. Louis Rams to acquire the second overall pick in this year’s draft as first reported by FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer.
Under terms of the deal the Skins and Rams will swap first-round picks this year. In addition, the Redskins will send two future first-round picks and a second-round pick to St. Louis.
The trade cannot be processed until Tuesday under league rules.
It is widely believed the team will select Heisman Trophy winning Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III with that pick. Griffin said he had an “awesome” interview with Redskins coaches at the scouting combine.
Addressing the quarterback situation was a top priority for the team this offseason. The Redskins were reportedly interested in acquiring Peyton Manning, but their interest was not reciprocated.
Unlike Manning, Griffin is a quarterback who could conceivably have success well into the future. Even a healthy Manning would be a short-term solution. The former Colts quarterback turns 36 this month.
106.7 The Fan’s Grant Paulsen recently penned a piece outlining the top five reasons the Redskins should draft RG3.
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