The Browns and Redskins are the most widely rumored teams preparing to give up every draft pick they own over the next nine years to acquire Robert Griffin III. But when the report surfaced yesterday stating that the Rams are officially putting their No. 2 overall pick in April’s draft on the auction table, we reached for a few possible, but still a little outlandish potential destinations for the 2011 Heisman winner.
For the first time in the history of GLS one of our predictions could be correct, and only because we named nearly half of the league’s teams.
Sports Illustrated’s Peter King reported today that over the weekend St. Louis already had some significant interest from an unlikely source.
St. Louis is ready to deal its pick, and one NFL source said on Saturday night that the team has already had several feelers—including one from a team “you would never expect.”
Our broad guess yesterday named 12 teams, with the greatest reach being the Eagles giving up on Michael Vick to trade for and draft his mobile replacement, followed closely by the Jets doing the same and ditching Mark Sanchez. Of those two reaches, the Jets are the more likely landing spot given the angst built up towards Sanchez, and his deteriorating relationship with Santonio Holmes.
But more importantly, hints about a mystery team in late February are an easy way to keep everyone talking about a draft that’s still two months away. We’ll happily oblige.