When the St. Louis Rams traded the number two overall pick in the 2012 draft, they put their faith in Sam Bradford as their quarterback of the future and in General Manager Les Snead and Coach Jeff Fisher to put the collection of draft picks received in the deal to good use.
And the duo, at least to this point, appears to have done just that.
St. Louis received first and second round picks from Washington in 2012 and then additional first round picks in 2013 and 2014 in exchange for the pick the Redskins used on Robert Griffin III. Griffin was arguably the league’s most compelling story last season, as he took the league by storm in returning Washington to the top of the NFC East for the first time in the 2000s. Enough said. Assuming a return to health – and so far the medical reports are positive – this trade definitely worked out for them.
But it was a high price to pay. And Snead and Fisher immediately went to work, parlaying their newly-found collection of assets in the 2012 d...