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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Rams, Redskins Trade Shakes Up First Round

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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2012 file photo, Robert Griffin III laughs as he answers a question during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Free agency got a lot better for the Washington Redskins when they traded to move up in the draft. It's easier to compete in the open market with Griffin III as a selling point. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2012 file photo, Robert Griffin III laughs as he answers a question during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Free agency got a lot better for the Washington Redskins when they traded to move up in the draft. It's easier to compete in the open market with Griffin III as a selling point. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Groundbreaking trades are rare in the NFL where players and draft picks are protected with Secret Service-like measures. This is what makes the trade from the Washington Redskins to the St. Louis Rams all the more exciting.

The Redskins have agreed to send three first-round picks (2012, 2013, 2014) and their 2012 second-round pick to the Rams in exchange for the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 draft—and the rights to select Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III (or Andrew Luck, technically).

How does this trade change the order of the first round? Considerably.

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