Get ready for a wild offseason, folks. Steve Wyche of NFL.com released a mock draft today, and he has the Cleveland Browns trading up with the St. Louis Rams to acquire the second overall pick in the draft.
Several teams are going to try and move up to get Griffin but the Browns have the most ammo -- the fourth overall pick and a late first-rounder or high picks in later rounds. Cleveland needs Griffin -- and wants him, according to league sources -- and the Rams will still get their man.
Wyche cites the infamous "according to league sources" phrase as the reasoning behind the pick. In his scenario, Wyche doesn't explain exactly what the Browns would give up in a trade with the Rams, but he still has Cleveland keeping their second first-round pick (used to select DE Whitney Mercilus).
I feel like I could write a thesis on the reasons as to why the Browns should or should not take RGIII, but then I look at the calendar and see that we're only at the mid-way point of January. How many more RGIII-to-Cleveland reports are we going to see over the next few months? Enough to make you dizzy, especially when we have no idea if he is the type of player Mike Holmgren would want to run Pat Shurmur's West Coast Offense. Looking at Wyche's draft, I'd be lying if I didn't say I was kind of envious with who the Rams -- now coached by Jeff Fisher -- would end up with at No. 4.
Hat tip to HenryDawg for posting about this as a FanShot.