Robert Griffin III’s official 40-yard dash time of 4.41 had teams salivating at the possibilities of acquiring him at this year’s NFL Draft. It's why the biggest winner of RG3’s NFL Combine workout was the St. Louis Rams, who own the second pick in the upcoming draft.
It's no secret that speed kills and in the NFL, having a player that can leave opponents in their dust is something that teams strive to have. It’s why St. Louis will be able to demand a wealth of players or draft picks from teams looking to draft the talented quarterback from Baylor University.
However, what will a team like Cleveland (who own the fourth pick), Washington (picking sixth) and Miami (eighth) have to offer to St. Louis to get that coveted second pick?
From the New York Times, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher has said that he is definitely open to trading the pick saying:
“It’s a great opportunity, and it will define the immediate and hopefully the long-term future of this franchise,” Fisher said. “We have a lot of options, and we’re going to be prepared to do whatever.”
With the three teams mentioned above, Cleveland has the most to offer St. Louis when it comes to trading down.
The Browns not only own one first-round draft pick, but they have Atlanta’s first-round pick from a draft day deal that happened last year. They could entice the Rams by trading both first-round picks (No. 4 and No. 22) while not having to sacrifice their entire draft just for Griffin III.
However, there is the Dolphins that could sneak in to steal the No. 2 pick with a big offer.
From the Miami Sun Sentinel, they take a look at what the Rams could demand for the rights to that pick.
Any team that pays for Griffin will likely trade the equivalent of three first round picks. What does that mean? Think of it as a swap of first-rounders this year, a second rounder in 2012, a first and maybe a third in 2013.
And all that to move up a couple of spots.
I was told the points value needs to be 1,500 for Griffin when it comes to the trade value chart. Truth is, I don’t know what that means, or is worth. But it’s a lot.
Robert Griffin III is going to be drafted within the first five picks in the NFL Draft. However, they will trade it to whichever team gives them the biggest and best offer for the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner.