NFL Combine: Should Rams trade Sam Bradford and draft Robert Griffin III?

Television analysts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon debate on whether St. Louis should keep Slingin' Sam or trade him.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: February 27, 2012

Robert Griffin III's stellar workout Sunday at the NFL Combine put the St. Louis Rams' second-overall pick in this year's draft into question.

The Rams already have a first-overall pick at quarterback in former Sooner Sam Bradford and, as ESPN.com reported Monday, are likely to trade the pick. Griffin's workout likely cemented him as one of the top two picks along with Stanford's Andrew Luck.

ESPN.com reported that the Rams have already decided to trade the pick and have had discussions with the Browns (No. 4 pick), the Redskins (No. 6) and Dolphins (No. 8). They have also discussed a potential trade with teams out of the top 10.

That report, though, did not stop “Pardon the Interruption” hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon from discussing whether or not the Rams should keep Bradford or trade him in favor of drafting Griffin.

Here is a transcript of Monday's discussion:

Kornheiser: Robert Griffin III had a big weekend at the NFL Combine. He ran a spectacular 4.41, the third-fastest time in the 40 for a quarterback ever. (The) St. Louis Rams have the No. 2 overall pick. They also have Sam Bradford, a former No. 1-overall pick at quarterback. Wilbon, I am putting you on the clock. If you were the Rams, would you think about trading Bradford and drafting RG3?

Wilbon: No, I wouldn't think about it. I'd trade him. It wouldn't be dependent on the Combine results. I told you this a month ago when you asked me this question right here, and I said I would trade Sam Bradford.

This is the eye test. Not the squat and jump, not the cone test, not the Combine. I would trade him because I think RG3 with the eye test has a much, much, much greater upside than Sam Bradford.

TK: Sam Bradford had a pretty good year two years ago.

MW: He was 8-8, I think. That's fine.



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