The Rams sent the pick that became Robert Griffin III to Washington and received a first-round pick in 2012, a second-round pick in 2012, a first-round pick in 2013 and a first-round pick in 2014. Now that the 2014 NFL draft is over, we can examine what the Rams got.
That first-round pick this year was No. 2 overall, and the Rams spent it on Greg Robinson, an offensive tackle from Auburn. He’s the final piece of the Griffin trade.
In the 2013 draft, the Rams traded Washington’s first-round pick to Atlanta and received Atlanta’s 2013 first-, third-, and sixth-round picks. With the Falcons’ first-round pick, the Rams took linebacker Alec Ogletree. With the Falcons’ third-round pick, the Rams took receiver Stedman Bailey. The Rams later packaged their own sixth-round pick and the Falcons’ sixth-round pick to move up and take running back Zac Stacy.
In the 2012 draft, the Rams used Washington’s second-round pick on cornerback Janoris Jenkins. The Rams sent Washington’s first-round pick to Dallas for the Cowboys’ first- and second-round picks. With the Cowboys’ first-round pick, the Rams drafted defensive tackle Michael Brockers. With the Cowboys’ second-round pick, the Rams made another trade with the Bears, getting Chicago’s second- and fifth-round picks. With the Bears’ second-round pick, the Rams drafted running back Isaiah Pead. With the Bears’ fifth-round pick, the Rams drafted guard Rokevious Watkins.
So in the end, Washington got Robert Griffin III while St. Louis got Greg Robinson, Alec Ogletree, Stedman Bailey, Zac Stacy, Michael Brockers, Janoris Jenkins, Isaiah Pead and Rokevious Watkins. That looks like quite a haul for the Rams, but if Griffin can stay healthy and look like the franchise quarterback he seemed on his way to being as a rookie, it’s entirely possible that in the future, Rams fans will wish their team had just stayed put and drafted RG3. PFT Planet, tell us who you think won this trade.