2012 NFL Draft: Report Says Robert Griffin III To Declare For Draft, A Win For The Rams

Chris Mortensen of ESPN reported Sunday morning that Baylor quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III will declare for the 2012 NFL Draft, ahead of the Jan. 15 deadline. Griffin will be one of the most desirable picks in the draft, right behind Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. Griffin in the draft this year impacts the St. Louis Rams, who will wind up with either the first or second pick, in a very positive way.

Let me stop right there. The Rams WILL NOT be drafting a quarterback and trading Bradford. As we've said before, it's cost prohibitive because the Rams would owe him a ton of money. It's also foolish. Bradford has the tools to be a very good NFL quarterback, current slump aside, and still has a bright future in the league.

Other teams that do need a quarterback will covet RG3. The possibility of teams trading up for Andrew Luck has been thoroughly discussed, but that's only a possibility if the Rams get the first pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. If the Colts lose today, the Rams will have the second pick. With Robert Griffin III in the draft, that second pick could also fetch some trade value from teams seeking a very nice consolation prize in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes.

Of course, the thing to remember here is that it's only a possibility. There's no guarantee that teams would trade for the second spot in the draft to pick RG3. They could probably do that with the third spot. It's still a possibility worth mentioning.

Be sure to hit us up on the Twitter machines @TurfShowTimes for even more draft talk as April gets closer and closer.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Turf Show Times

You must be a member of Turf Show Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Turf Show Times. You should read them.

Join Turf Show Times

You must be a member of Turf Show Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Turf Show Times. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker