Found April 06, 2012 on
Redskins Hog Heaven:
Now here's an idea you don't see every day. The St. Louis Rams may have blundered by trading away the chance to draft Robert Griffin III.
Football Nation contributor Justin Bonnema proposes that very thought today when he wrote:
"What [the Rams] have done is trade themselves into the six overall pick, just above mid-round mayhem. They’ve successfully secured a spot in the draft’s dark matter, an area where success and failure violently collide while “what could have been” runs the ball down your throat and into the playoffs. Meanwhile, the powers that be look up at the pick that was theirs for the taking and say to themselves 'that was my guy.'
"To them we say, enjoy your unemployment."
Chalk that up as more testimony that the Washington Redskins did not over-spend to trade up into St. Louis' second overall spot to pick RG3. Reread Bonnema's comment for another reason why.
"They’ve successfully secured a spot in the draft’s dark matte...
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