Breaking down the Robert Griffin III trade
In 2012 the Washington Redskins decided that Robert Griffin III was their man and they paid a king’s ransom in order to move up to draft him at No. 2 overall after the Indianapolis Colts selected Andrew Luck with the No. 1 overall pick. The trade would not end up panning out for Washington based on the fact that their current quarterback, Kirk Cousins, was drafted in the fourth round in that same year.
Washington received the second overall pick in this trade which is worth 2,600 points based on the draft pick trade value chart. The Rams received much more back by getting 5,490 points worth of draft picks. Part of the reason it was so lopsided was that in 2013 Washington went 3-13 which awarded the Rams the second overall pick in 2014.
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In total, the Rams received 2012 first and second round picks at No. 6 and No. 39 overall respectively. They also received a 2013 first round pick which ended up being 22 overall and their 2014 first round pick ended up being No. 2 overall.
The 2014 No. 2 pick is worth 2,600 points, the 2012 No. 6 pick is worth 1,600 points, the 2013 No. 22 overall pick is worth 780 points and the 2012 No. 39 overall pick was worth 510 points.
Washington gave up way too much value in this trade and on top of that, RG III did not pan out for them.
Buffalo Bills fans should take note of this lesson. While the Bills may have the ammo to move up to the top of the draft, in no way does that guarantee them that they will be successful with their selection. Now that we’ve examined the most recent trades in the draft for a franchise quarterback, we will project which of the Bills picks in 2018 they would need to give up to move up to No. 1, 2, 3 or 4 in the draft on the next slide.