The Cleveland Browns have reportedly been in trade talks with the St. Louis Rams over their second overall selection so that they can trade up to get Robert Griffin III, and after watching the NFL Scouting Combine it's pretty easy to see why. Griffin was one of the stars of the week at the combine, putting together a 4.38 40 time and looking generally awesome all around.
The post combine SB Nation 2012 NFL Mock Draft is out and it follows that narrative with Griffin going to the Browns at second overall.
Griffin is a cornerstone in every sense of the word. Yes, there is his seemingly unlimited ceiling for play, but he would also become the face of a faceless franchise. With Griffin, the "Browns to the Super Bowl" joke would be slightly less hilarious three years from now.
Nobody's quite sure if Cleveland still wants to lose both of their first rounders to get RGIII, but if he turns into the player that he seems poised to turn into it'll be a hard offer for Cleveland to turn down.
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 at sbnation.com/NFL.