NFL Draft 2012: Cost Of Trading Up For Robert Griffin III

Feb 26, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Baylor Bears quarterback Robert Griffin III does the broad jump during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Ever since the Kansas City Chiefs interviewed Robert Griffin III at the 2012 NFL Combine, some fans have been drooling at the prospects of trading up in the 2012 NFL draft and selecting RG3, the Baylor quarterback. I admit it does sound pretty damn enticing.

Unfortunately, the Chiefs chances of actually making that move are very, very slim. I don't need to give you any inside information to tell you that it's unlikely to happen. That's mostly due to the cost of trading up, as well as the competition KC would have in trading up.

ESPN's Adam Schefter "broke" the news that the St. Louis Rams plan to trade the pick (after the head coach and COO both indicated they were likely to trade the pick). Schefter's story on ESPN.com cites the 2004 NFL draft day trade between the New York Giants and San Diego Chargers as the starting point. The Giants gave up two first round picks, a third and a fifth to move from No. 4 to No. 1.

But that's not even really the starting point for the Chiefs. It'll be more than that. The Chiefs would have to move up from No. 11 to No. 2, which would be more expensive. And the Chiefs would also have a similar but not-as-good offer as other teams picking higher than them, like the Miami Dolphins or Washington Redskins. The Chiefs would probably have to match those draft picks and offer up a player to sweeten the pot. I just don't see that happening.

The RG3 talk is fun, for sure. It doesn't get much better than talking about your team trading up in the draft to select an exciting quarterback. But the chances of it happening are so, so slim.

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