Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com reports that league sources have mentioned that there are “at least” three teams that are “strongly considering” making the move up to #2 for Baylor QB Robert Griffin III. Freeman specifically mentions that the Redskins, Dolphins and Seahawks as being the interested teams.
Freeman adds that the Browns do have interest but “not as much as the other teams.” The Redskins still believed to be the favorites and Seahawks are considered the “sleeper.” Miami will have Matt Flynn as a contingency option in case the price is too high for their liking.
SI.com’s Peter King tweets that the Browns would have to throw in another second-round pick on top of their #4 and #22 picks in this year’s draft.
Keep in mind that this is the asking price to move up two positions in draft. IfKing is accurate about the kind of package that the Rams are looking for, then you would have to think that there’s almost no way that the Dolphins and Seahawks could move up unless they’re willing to part with majority of their draft to do so.
Griffin posted an “unofficial” forty times of 4.38 and 4.41 at today’s Scouting Combine workout.
In case you’re unfamiliar with just how fast that is, Michael Vick ran a 4.33 and posting a time of 4.4 is considered to be exceptional speed so if these times become accurate, it can only add to what has been a very solid week for the Heisman Trophy winner.
All of this is great news for the St Louis Rams who can now justify their reportedly high asking price for the #2 overall pick.