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Robert Griffin III Trade: Washington Redskins Move Up To No. 2 In NFL Draft

The 2012 NFL Draft just got a major shakeup as the Washington Redskins have traded for the No. 2 spot with the St. Louis Rams:

The Redskins, desperate for an upgrade at the QB position, paid a hefty price for the opportunity to select Baylor's Robert Griffin III.

In return for moving up four spots in the draft, they are sending two future No. 1 draft picks as well as additional undisclosed picks to St. Louis.

Washington will present both an opportunity and a challenge for Griffin. Mike Shanahan, his coach, had an excellent record of producing QB's for the Denver Broncos, but he's seemed out of his depth since returning to the NFL to become the Redskins coach.

Whatever happens, the eyes of the NFL and the national media in the Northeast corridor will be on the Baylor star going forward.

For more on the Bears, head on over to Our Daily Bears and for reaction for Griffin's likely landing spot Washington go check out Hogs Haven. for more on the upcoming NFL draft, go visit Mocking The Draft.

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