(NEW YORK) — Even though the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft is set to begin on April 26, the landscape of the first round has taken a dramatic turn. The St. Louis Rams have agreed to trade the second overall pick in the upcoming draft to the Washington Redskins for their 2012 first-round pick (sixth overall), a 2012 second-round pick, and two additional first round picks in 2013 and 2014.
Now that Washington has the second pick, they are expected to draft former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III. The Indianapolis Colts, who own the first overall pick, are expected to draft former Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. The Rams were willing to trade the pick because they used the number one pick on quarterback Sam Bradford in the 2010 NFL draft.
The Redskins ranked 13th overall in team defense, but ranked just 26th in the NFL in points per game this past season. Last year’s quarterback combination of Rex Grossman and John Beck combined to throw 18 touchdowns and 24 interceptions for the Redskins, which ranked near the bottom of the NFL.
Washington has finished in last place in the NFC East Division for four straight seasons.
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