NFL draft rumors: Redskins eye trade into first-round?

Dec 23, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Redskins helmets along the sidelines prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Redskins defeated the Eagles 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Redskins are once again without a first-round draft pick after mortgaging their future in order to draft Robert Griffin III in 2012, so they will need to wait it out until Day 2 of the 2014 NFL Draft before they are on the clock.

However, according to a source who spoke with Walter Football, the Redskins could be eyeing a trade up.

Charlie Campbell of WalterFootball.com writes:

Sources with the Redskins tell WalterFootball.com that they believe some good talents are going to fall to the Nos. 30-34 range. Washington’s first selection is the second pick of the second round, so moving up into the Nos. 30-32 range could cost as little as a mid-level third-day pick.

If getting into the first round can cost the Redskins a third-day pick like Campbell believes, then we would have to think there is a real shot that Washington could jump into the mix.

What position they would target remains to be seen, but they could certainly use help anywhere.

Topics: 2014 NFL Draft, NFL Draft, Washington Redskins

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  • Adam Banig

    I’d hate this!

    Our 2nd round pick is equivalent to a late 1st.

    Our 3rd round pick is equivalent to a
    Late 2nd.

    It’d be like giving up David Amerson and Jordan Reed to move up in the draft and have a better shot at a late 1st rather than take that early 2nd.

    I think we should keep the picks we have, or preferably trade down in the 3rd or 4th to acquire more mid round talent for depth on defense and special teams palmers.

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