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Redskins the real winners of the RG3 trade

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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,...

Redskins still looking for RG3 to pay dividends

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The Washington Redskins took an enormous risk selecting Robert Griffin III in the 2012 NFL Draft and it still hasn’t paid dividends for them. Did he lead the Redskins to a 10-6 team in 2012? Did he re energize a fan base that has been in a bit of a slump for a couple of decades? Sure, but take a look at what happened in 2013. He hasn’t led the Redskins to a Super Bowl Championship or even the playoffs in 2013. One can’t say he won’t have knee problems ever again and the lack of a first round pick will continue to hurt this franchise for the foreseeable future. First round picks are golden and a lot of the problems the Redskins had in 2013 could be solved with that first round pick that now belonged to the St. Louis Rams. The bottom-line is that the injury issues with Griffin put a lot of uncertainty on the future of this Redskins team because it makes it so much harder to...