Kyle Shanahan: Redskins Hoped to Draft Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson

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The Washington Redskins came out of a 2012 NFL breeze with quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins, though there was apparently a opposite devise in place for a group involving Russell Wilson.

Per Peter Schrager of, Kyle Shanahan, who was Washington’s descent coordinator from 2010-13, pronounced Wednesday a Redskins’ “goal” from a 2012 breeze was to take Griffin No. 2 altogether and Wilson in a fourth round. 

The Redskins did get Griffin with a second altogether pick, after a pre-draft trade with a St. Louis Rams changed them adult 4 spots to safeguard they could take a 2011 Heisman Trophy winner. 

The Seattle Seahawks threw a wrench into a second half of Washington’s devise by selecting Wilson in a third turn with a 75th altogether pick. Washington afterwards took Cousins with a initial collect in a fourth round, No. 102 overall. 

Wilson was named Seattle’s starting quarterback as a rookie entrance out of preseason and has led a group to one Super Bowl win in dual appearances and 5 uninterrupted trips to a playoffs. 

Griffin spent 3 seasons with a Redskins from 2012-14 before losing his pursuit as a team’s starting quarterback to Cousins in 2015. 

After personification in 5 games for a Cleveland Browns final season, Griffin is now a giveaway agent. Cousins has thrown for over 4,000 yards in any of a prior dual seasons and was named to a Pro Bowl in 2016. 

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