The Math Isn’t There For RG3

Just doing some math on a slow Thursday night.

What the Browns have to work with, should they be desperate enough to trade up for Baylor QB sensation Robert Griffin III:

  • #4 pick
  • #22 pick
  • #37 pick
  • #68 pick
  • several mid- and low-rounders
  • a full board of top-ten picks in 2013
  • LT Joe Thomas (whom they could trade with Jason Smith or Roger Saffold in return)
  • CB Joe Haden

What the Redskins have to work with (and they will be desperate enough):

  • #6 pick
  • #39 pick
  • #70 pick
  • several mid- and low-rounders
  • a full board of top-ten picks in 2013
  • WR Santana Moss (not worth much…)

What the Chiefs have to work with:

  • #11 pick
  • #44 pick
  • #75 pick
  • several mid- and low-rounders
  • a full board of bottom-ten picks in 2013
  • WR Dwayne Bowe
  • DT Glenn Dorsey
  • OT Branden Albert (perhaps the Chiefs get Rams OTs Roger Saffold or Jason Smith in return?)

So, needless to say folks, I don’t see it.

For any pick we give up, the Redskins can (and will) match and do us one better. Would you want to give up six picks, our 1st through 3rd rounds in 2012 and 2013? So will Dan Snyder and the Redskins, and their picks will be better positioned, since they will be clearly worse.

The only place we can flank the ‘Skins would be on veteran talent. I think we’d all be okay with sending Dorsey off, but he’s not going to be a dealmaker for the Rams who are relatively satisfied with their defensive tackle position. Albert would be a dealmaker, but he would be a killshot to our offensive line, and the Browns can just outflank us with Joe Thomas if they’re hungry enough.

Which means the only chip we have that no other team has is Bowe.

So ask yourself: are you willing to part ways with Dwayne Bowe, not to mention any meaningful picks in the next two drafts, for RG3?

I’m not. And Pioli definitely isn’t.

The math isn’t there.

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