The Redskins’ draft surprise could be the move we thought they’d make months ago.
AOL’s Dan Graziano reports that the Redskins are still in negotiations with the Rams to possibly trade up to the No. 1 overall pick in an effort to draft Sam Bradford.
PFT hears that the Browns are still more likely than the Redskins to move up.
Still, this isn’t the first we’ve heard of Mike Shanahan’s appreciation for Bradford. We heard earlier this offseason they wanted to deal for Bradford, but they weren’t convinced it was possible. They made the trade for Donovan McNabb because it was a sure thing.
In a trade up scenario, Bradford would play behind McNabb for the remaining year on McNabb’s contract. The Redskins don’t have many other picks to give up, so veterans Albert Haynesworth and LaRon Landry could be part of the deal.
The Rams remain the favorite to wind up with Bradford, but their unwillingness to negotiate a contract before the draft has allowed them to entertain all possibilities on draft day. And cause some folks to wonder how much they really want to take him.
To move, the Rams would likely have to take a lot less than similar moves for the top pick in the past.