The blockbuster trade has finally been consummated: Fox Sport's Jay Glazer first reported that the Washington Redskins have agreed to trade up to the second overall pick in the draft, giving up three first-round draft picks and a second-round pick for the right to select Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III in the upcoming draft. Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen gave up a ton for that. In fact, the last time any team gave up that much in trade was in 1989 - when the Vikings gave up that and more for Herschel Walker. We all know how that ended.
This trade has consequences for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, of course, and they're all positive. Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck will now be selected with the first two picks in the draft, leaving just two teams to select a player before the Buccaneers do. The Minnesota Vikings pick third, and drafting offensive tackle Matt Kalil would make a lot of sense for them.
At pick number four, the Cleveland Browns could go a variety of ways as they need talent at a lot of different places. Most notably, they need a quarterback - and Ryan Tannehill would be a good fit for their west-coast offense. Alternatively, the Browns could select running back Trent Richardson, wide receiver Justin Blackmon, or even cornerback Morris Claiborne - though the latter is less likely because of the presence of Joe Haden on the roster.
Here's the good news for the Bucs: if the Browns select Ryan Tannehill, the Bucs can select the second-best non-QB in the draft with the fifth overall pick. If the Browns don't select Ryan Tannehill, the Bucs could conceivably trade down with a team that is willing to move up for Tannehill. The haul of picks from such a trade won't be massive, but it should
Of course, alternatively, the Cleveland Browns could select Morris Claiborne, the Bucs may fail to find a trading partner, and they would be forced to pick from a number of prospects who may not be worth the fifth overall pick.