The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that league sources continue to mention that the Redskins continue “to rate as the frontrunner” to trade up with the Rams for the #2 overall pick in this year’s draft.
Washington is reportedly offering their first pick this year (#6) as well as their first-round selection in 2013 but aren’t willing to include their 2012 second-round pick. The Rams supposedly see this as an unacceptable stipulation on the part of the Redskins.
The report also mentions that the Browns are “unwilling” to include their #22 overall pick in a deal which is likely a sticking point for the negotiations.
Interestingly enough, Miami is said to have a lack of interest in dealing with Rams head coach Jeff Fisher after he spurned them for the St Louis.
As for the Seahawks, there’s “no chance” that they’ll be able to move up for Robert Griffin III because St Louis isn’t too keen on the idea of playing him twice every year.
This news seems to confirm what many believe to be the case. The Redskins are the front runner but the cautious interest from the other teams as well as the other complications like strained relationships and division rivals, makes it seem like the Redskins are actually bidding against themselves here. St Louis may have to give into the Redskins offer if they’re unable to find another willing to put forth a competitive offer or locate a mystery team.