In the process of preparing his first mock draft of the year, Albert Breer of NFL Network ran some things past NFL scouts and executives. The extra effort is what makes Breer one of the best NFL reporters in the business.
One of the things Breer found while talking draft is that assessments on Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III are "all over the map."
... What that tells me, based on the principle that it "only takes one": There'll be a vigorous market for Griffin. Good chance he goes 2nd.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 17, 2012
If that's true, the known is that the St. Louis Rams will get a bounty of picks trading out of the No. 2 spot. What's unknown is who the trading partner could be. The Browns, who have two first-round picks, have been conservative in the draft under general manager Tom Heckert. Could they be a team jump up? Would the first two picks from the Washington Redskins (Nos. 6 and 39) be enough? It's impossible to know right now, but with reporters like Breer digging around, we may learn soon.