Draft day is finally here and the speculation will end soon. We may see a lot of movement towards the top of the draft in the next few hours and it may all be centered around Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota.
With Winston likely going first to Tampa Bay, teams will likely trade up for Mariota, or trade down if they don’t think they have a shot at him. The latter is apparently the case for the Washington Redskins, who just picked up the $16 million option on Robert Griffin III.
NFL Media’s Albert Breer reported on NFL AM that the Redskins are aggressively trying to trade down from the No. 5 spot, to add more picks to their current tally of seven selections.
“There’s no question that the Redskins would like to trade down. The question is whether or not they’re going to get value in doing that,” Breer said. “They have seven picks right now over the next three days. Scot McCloughan said himself on Monday that he’d like to get that number closer to 10. The problem is the way this draft shakes out, you don’t want to drop out of the top 15. They’re limited to as how far they’d be willing to drop down and they’d still like to fortify those lines of scrimmage.”