Seattle could surprise
Los Angeles Times
Robert Griffin III had an excellent combine, even though he didn't throw, and the Rams are huge beneficiaries of that because their No. 2 pick is all the more valuable.
The most logical scenario is that Cleveland will package its Nos. 4 and 22 picks and move up to get him. But the draft is almost two months away, and lots of things can change in the interim. Washington (pick No. 6) and Miami (No. 8) are certainly in the mix, but I wouldn't be stunned to see Seattle's Pete Carroll make a trade up from 12 to get him.
The quarterback-desperate Seahawks blew it last year by letting Andy Dalton slip past them near the end of the first round and fall into the second.
Browns have inside track
The Baltimore Sun
I don't need to be Miss Cleo to foresee the Rams trading the No. 2 overall pick in April's draft to a QB-needy team. A bunch of teams will likely show interest, jacking up the price for the pick.
The question is, who is willing and able to give St. Louis the biggest draft haul for Griffin?
The Browns have given mixed messages about their plans — it shouldn't surprise anyone that they are playing coy — but they appear to have the best package of draft picks to make a deal happen.
The Redskins, Dolphins and Seahawks — all drafting in the top 12 — are expected to chase hard after RGIII. But if the Browns really want him, they have the inside track.
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The team that gets RG3 will have to offer the most attractive trade package to the Rams, who own the second pick but don't need a quarterback.
The Browns remain the most likely candidate to land him, in part because they have the fourth pick and 22nd pick in the first round. But if the Browns choose to stick with Colt McCoy, watch out for the Redskins and Dolphins.
The Redskins have a history of making flashy moves, but the problem is they have little trade ammunition. Griffin would appeal to Dolphins coach Joe Philbin because he would help move the offense, and he would appeal to Dolphins owner Stephen Ross because he would help move tickets.
Who is most desperate?
Robert Griffin III's personality makes him the equivalent of football's Medusa. Gaze at the Baylor quarterback, and expect to be turned into stone. He's got a hold on you.
The Rams are auctioning the No. 2 pick to the highest bidder, and the Dolphins, Browns and Washington are supposedly all interested. Expect the team with a history of making desperate offseason moves to eventually give a king's ransom —which is the equivalent of three first-round picks — for the right to take the Heisman Trophy winner.
Redskins owner Dan Snyder would work wonders selling Griffin in the D.C. area. And coach Mike Shanahan desperately needs a talent to sculpt into a West Coast quarterback.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun