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08:05 AM ET 04.08 | If it takes a few years to evaluate a draft class, where does that leave a blockbuster multi-player draft trade? Namely, the Rams trading the No. 2 overall pick to Washington 13 months ago in the so-called "RGIII trade." One year after the fact, who got the best of it? "I think we did for sure," Rams quarterback Sam Bradford said at the end of the 2012 season. "Just with all the picks that we have. What we're going to be able to build." ... "The trade is not complete yet," [Jeff Fisher] said. "We still have a couple of years to take advantage of it." That's because the Rams still get a first-round pick from Washington this year -- No. 22 overall -- as well as the Redskins' first-round pick in the 2014 draft as part of that trade."

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Robert Griffin III, Icon Sports Robert Griffin III, Icon Sports
April 8, 2013  08:25 AM ET

With that many first round picks and some good football sense the Rams should do very well.

April 8, 2013  08:26 AM ET

By the time the Rams draft their last player from that trade RGIII will be done playing football. No question long term the Rams got the best deal.

April 8, 2013  08:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

By the time the Rams draft their last player from that trade RGIII will be done playing football. No question long term the Rams got the best deal.

THIS!

April 8, 2013  08:30 AM ET

The perfect trade is a win win for everybody. Nothing wrong with that.

April 8, 2013  08:43 AM ET

One can only base the value of the trade on the current state of affairs and I would say the Skins have done pretty good so far. RGIII got them to the playoffs. Have the Rams?

April 8, 2013  08:45 AM ET

Rams are going to be a nice team, very soon.

April 8, 2013  08:59 AM ET
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Rams are going to be a nice team, very soon.

The Rams could have trouble getting out of their own division, though. SF and Seattle are both serious obstacles, although Arizona remains a clown show for sure.

April 8, 2013  08:59 AM ET

Washington gave up way to much so I think St.Louis comes out ahead on this one. Griffin is a good player but he's not worth all those picks. What makes Griffin dynamic is what got him hurt in college and last year, so I don't think he'll be in the NFL in 4 years. Rams are in a tougher division and beat Skins last year as well so you could argue they are a better team now.

April 8, 2013  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The perfect trade is a win win for everybody. Nothing wrong with that.

Agreed. Redskins are geared to win a bit sooner, however. Rams are looking long-term.

April 8, 2013  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Washington gave up way to much so I think St.Louis comes out ahead on this one. Griffin is a good player but he's not worth all those picks. What makes Griffin dynamic is what got him hurt in college and last year, so I don't think he'll be in the NFL in 4 years. Rams are in a tougher division and beat Skins last year as well so you could argue they are a better team now.

People said the same thing about sending Rivers and the third pick in that draft ( kicker Kaeding) and a first in 2005 ( Merriman) and a 5th in 2005. AJ Smith, as recently as 2011, still thinks it was a great move. Who knows? If you really believe in a QB, then you pay the price. I cannot fault the Redskins at all. Or the Rams.

April 8, 2013  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

One can only base the value of the trade on the current state of affairs and I would say the Skins have done pretty good so far. RGIII got them to the playoffs. Have the Rams?

LOL, are you comparing a average NFC East, to a tough NFC West last year????

April 8, 2013  10:24 AM ET
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LOL, are you comparing a average NFC East, to a tough NFC West last year????

And didn't the Rams beat the Skins last year???

April 8, 2013  10:45 AM ET
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And didn't the Rams beat the Skins last year???

Lost to the Lions. Beat the Redskins. Lost to the Bears. Beat the Seahawks. Lost to the Jets. Beat the Niners.

Perhaps the most inconsistent team in the NFL.

April 8, 2013  11:17 AM ET
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Lost to the Lions. Beat the Redskins. Lost to the Bears. Beat the Seahawks. Lost to the Jets. Beat the Niners.Perhaps the most inconsistent team in the NFL.

DD, I agree!!! All I'm saying is that, IMO the Rams played in a tougher division than the Skins last year. Someone was comparing the Skin's season record to the Rams last year!!! Also the Skins lost to the Bears, Rams, Bengals and Panthers last year!! I don't see much consistency there!!!! :-)

April 8, 2013  11:47 AM ET

The Rams already "won" in the trade. They sent the #2 pick to another team for a boatload of draft picks. ANY other player but RGIII taken in that spot would have gotten them flamed. Drafting RGIII with Sam Bradford on the team would have gotten them flamed. The Rams have 2 first round picks in a draft that is chock-full of linemen, linebackers, cornerbacks, and other anchors to build a team up for the long-term. The team has a good coach and front office to make the most of those picks. That's a HUGE win in my opinion.

April 8, 2013  12:13 PM ET

We will know around 2015 who benefited from that trade the most. After the 2012 season it would appear that Washington got the better deal since the person they traded for, RG3, led them to the playoffs, but was seriously hurt in the process. At the start of the 2014 season I think it would be safe to say that St. Louis will have more 1st round draft choices on its team than any other team in the NFL.

April 8, 2013  12:20 PM ET
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At the start of the 2014 season I think it would be safe to say that St. Louis will have more 1st round draft choices on its team than any other team in the NFL.

And one of the youngest teams in the NFL!!!

April 8, 2013  12:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

The Rams already "won" in the trade. They sent the #2 pick to another team for a boatload of draft picks. ANY other player but RGIII taken in that spot would have gotten them flamed. Drafting RGIII with Sam Bradford on the team would have gotten them flamed. The Rams have 2 first round picks in a draft that is chock-full of linemen, linebackers, cornerbacks, and other anchors to build a team up for the long-term. The team has a good coach and front office to make the most of those picks. That's a HUGE win in my opinion.

All that is true, but it has been true for quite a few years now. they have been so bad they have early round picks every round every year. Depends on how they use them. Heck , they should have 10 all pro guys on the roster by now if they knew how to draft.

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