INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 26: Quarterback Robert Griffin III of Baylor looks on during the 2012 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 26, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
The Rams have admitted that the #2 pick in this year's draft is up for sale and the obvious target is Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III. For the most part, the teams you'd expect have been connected. The Browns, Redskins, Dolphins... But some reports have suggested that a "mystery team" has been in the mix.
Sports Illustrated ran down their list of the possible mystery team candidates. Among them was the Eagles.
Of all the teams mentioned in this connect-the-dots RGIII puzzle, there are many ways in which the Eagles make the most sense. First and foremost on that list is the fact that Griffin’s athleticism often gets compared to Michael Vick’s, while Griffin wowed people at the combine with his maturity and understanding of the game — areas Vick struggles.
Philadelphia has pressing needs at several other spots, and it would be difficult to trade Vick and his $100 million contract. On the other hand, the Eagles have the No. 15 pick plus two second-rounders, so there might be enough ammunition to entice the Rams.
Personally, I don't buy it. All we've heard is that this is a "win now" year for Andy Reid. Giving up a ton of assets to trade up for a rookie QB is the exact opposite of a "win now" move.