2012 NFL Draft: Browns Talk Trade With Rams Regarding No. 2 Pick, Robert Griffin II, According To Sources

The Cleveland Browns have had "preliminary talks" with the St. Louis Rams about trading up for the No. 2 pick to select Robert Griffin III, according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (via Mary Kay Cabot, The Plain Dealer).

The Browns have both the No. 4 and No. 22 overall picks in the 2012 NFL Draft and are apparently enamored with the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback. According to the report, two other teams with top ten picks have also discussed potential trades with the Rams.

St. Louis is fielding offers for the pick because they are content with the development of their third-year quarterback, Sam Bradford and trading for multiple first-round picks could be more valuable.

Cleveland, however, is not sold on Colt McCoy as their franchise quarterback. McCoy has a career completion percentage under sixty, has thrown as many interceptions as touchdowns in his two-year career, and ranked 27th last season in passer rating.

The draft stock of Robert Griffin III raised even higher after his fantastic showing at the NFL Combine. Griffin III measured at just above six-foot-two, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.41 seconds, and led all quarterbacks with a vertical leap of 39 inches. Check out the video of Griffin III's 40-yard dash below:


For more on the Cleveland Browns, check out Dawgs By Nature. For more on the NFL Draft, head to Mocking The Draft or just check out the SB Nation NFL hub atsbnation.com/NFL.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Cleveland

You must be a member of SB Nation Cleveland to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Cleveland. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Cleveland

You must be a member of SB Nation Cleveland to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Cleveland. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.