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Redskins Gamble Future on Griffin

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This is being typed minutes after it has been confirmed the Washington Redskins have moved up in the draft to pluck their first genuine franchise quarterback out of college in almost 20 years.

And though it makes all the sense in the world to question the wisdom of giving up so much of your future — three first-round picks, including Washington’s No. 6 overall selection and a second-round pick this year, to the St. Louis Rams for the No. 2 pick – it’s time to pause for one millisecond to reflect on what just happened:

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