Odds of Redskins Trading Into First Round: One in a Million

by Chuck Carroll
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Robert Griffin III with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at 2012 NFL Draft. (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Robert Griffin III with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at 2012 NFL Draft. (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

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ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC) — Around this time last year Washington Redskins fans were buzzing about the impending arrival of a quarterback and franchise savior.

Burgundy and gold supporters were slowly coming out of hiding, having spent the better part of two decades undercover and ashamed of the football product being produced in the nation’s capital.

Many paid hundreds of dollars for the privilege of standing in line for hours to meet Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Robert Griffin III at a card show in Chantilly. More than a handful of them were more than eager to fork over another handful of cash to partake in a second cattle call to have their photo taken with him.

Washington had mortgaged their future in a blockbuster trade that sent two first-round and a second-round pick to the St. Louis Rams in exchange for the second overall pick in the NFL Draft. And on 26, 2012 they had their man.

Don’t expect an encore this year in New York.

Head coach Mike Shanahan was candid with reporters when asked about the team’s chances of trading into the first-round.

Shanahan admitted it would be a long shot for the Redskins to make such a move but “there is always a possibility. Like one in a million, there is a chance.”

Washington is expected to address needs in the secondary when they get their first crack at the draft board during Friday’s second round.

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