At the conclusion of the 2011 season, teams who were at the top of the draft board were looking ahead to the 2012 campaign and explored every means necessary to improve on records that were below .500.
The Redskins were one of those teams and held the sixth overall pick in the draft.
However, with two of the top quarterback prospects to come into the league in years including a Heisman-winner from Baylor, Washington was determined to land one of the signal callers to spark a revolution in the Nation’s Capital.
The Redskins traded up to the number two slot and landed soon-to-be AP Offensive Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III. No. 10 lived up to the hype and led the team to their first NFC East title since 1999.
That NFC East wouldn’t have been possible without a seven-game winning streak to end the season. The first two wins of that streak (home against Philadelphia and at Dallas) showed the nation just how smart the franchise was for moving up to acquire Griffin III.
Griffin III sat down once again with Larry Michael on the set of Redskins Nation to speak on both games in the next segment of “10 Days with No. 10”.
Find out was was running through Griffin III’s head during his return to the Lone Star State here:
Check back with the Redskins website and Redskins Nation as we continue to review Griffin III’s first year in the Nation’s Capital as the captain will soon give his thoughts on the rest of the seven-game winning streak.
Hail to the Redskins!
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