In a move that shocked the NFL because of its timing and magnitude, the Washington Redskins acquired the No. 2 overall pick in April's NFL Draft from the St. Louis Rams, in a deal first reported by Jay Glazer of Fox Sports. In order to move up four spots, the Redskins sent the Rams their first-round pick in 2012 (No. 6 overall), their first-round pick in 2013, their first-round pick in 2014 and their second-round pick in 2012. With that second pick, the Redskins are assuredly to select Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III.
It is certainly a heavy price to pay, and the Rams are now stocked with picks for the foreseeable future, but the Redskins have long been searching for a franchise quarterback. If Griffin turns out to be what the Redskins expect, the team will have their quarterback for the next 10 years and the NFC East will be stocked with four quarterbacks who would form perhaps the best group of any division in football.