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Redskins the real winners of the RG3 trade


With the selection of Greg Robinson on Thursday, the final piece of the 2012 pre-draft blockbuster trade has been accounted for. In the end, the St. Louis Rams received eight players and the Washington Redskins received just one. On the surface it would easy to say St. Louis won this deal, but looking closer, the Redskins are the real winners of the RG3 trade. The original deal: Washington gave up three first round picks (2012, 2013 and 2014) and a 2nd round pick in 2012. Through various trades over the last three drafts, St. Louis ended up with an absolute haul. Without the trade specifics, here is what the Rams ended up with: Greg Robinson, Alec Ogletree, Stedman Baily, Zac Stacy, Michael Brockers, Janoris Jenkins, Isaiah Paed and Rokevious Watkins. The Redskins ended up with Robert Griffin III. That’s a one heck of a package right there, but the NFL has become a pass happy,...