'Skins trade for No. 2 pick

The Redskins have traded for the second overall pick in this year's NFL draft and will likely use...

The Redskins have traded for the second overall pick in this year's NFL draft and will likely use it to draft quarterback Robert Griffin III. (JOE MITCHELL/Reuters file photo)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:07 AM ET

Robert Griffin III, pack your bags for the Beltway.

In what might go down as one of the NFL's biggest blockbuster trades, the Washington Redskins agreed to send their 2013 and 2014 first-round picks, plus their 2012 second-rounder, to the St. Louis Rams late Friday night.

All that just to swap first-round picks in next month's draft. Washington moves up to the coveted No. 2 overall slot while St. Louis drops to No. 6.

Fox Sports' Jay Glazer broke the news in a tweet after 10 p.m. ET.

University of Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III is rated by all experts as the second best player in the draft, after Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, whom the Indianapolis Colts are expected to select No. 1.

The 'Skins/Rams trade cannot become official until the NFL's new calendar year begins Tuesday.

The Rams had been openly entertaining offers for the No. 2 pick in the April 26-28 draft because they believe they already have a young franchise QB in Sam Bradford, whom they drafted just last year.

The Cleveland Browns, who hold the fourth pick, were no less desperate than the 'Skins to draft RG3. But according to the NFL Network's Jason La Canfora, the Browns and two other teams couldn't match the offer of the Redskins and their uber-aggressive owner Daniel Snyder.


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