The Eagles created a minor stir when Baylor's Robert Griffin III revealed the team interviewed him at the Scouting Combine. The Redskins moved heaven and earth to become the team that will actually draft the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback in April.
Washington agreed to a swap with the St. Louis Rams late Friday night for the number two pick in the draft, dashing whatever faint hopes Eagles fans had of their club moving up for RG3, and ensuring the coveted duel threat will be playing in the NFC East for years to come.
The Redskins, who reportedly had already been spurned by Peyton Manning's camp, exchanged the sixth overall pick this season, as well as two future first rounders -- PLUS additional selections. It is all but guaranteed they will use the pick on Griffin.
On one hand, many believe Griffin could be an All Pro for years to come, the type of player who could restore credibility to a Redskins franchise that has resided in the basement for the better part of two decades. However, as usual, the cost of doing business was prohibitive, and Washington's roster is already lacking talent, particularly early draft picks largely from trading so many of them away.
There's no denying the Skins need a QB though, and besides the Browns, they had the best position to make this type of splash. Sad to see Griffin fall into the hands of a rival, but the NFC East just got a whole lot more interesting.
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As many citizens in Puerto Rico continue to struggle with the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, Villanova basketball has decided to use its platform to raise money for relief.
The Villanova men’s and women’s teams will host an exhibition doubleheader Nov. 1 at the Jake Nevin Field House, with all ticket sales benefiting the organization “Unidos Por Puerto Rico.” Villanova is also encouraging fans to make additional donations at this website.
The Wildcats women's team will play East Stroudsburg (Division II) at 6 p.m. The men’s team will follow, with a contest against Drexel at 8:30 p.m.
“The impact of Hurricane Irma on our fellow citizens of Puerto Rico has been tragic,” Villanova athletic director Mark Jackson said. “We are grateful that the NCAA is permitting its members to participate in making donations in this unique way as we get ready for the college basketball season. I hope the Nova Nation will join us in supporting this relief effort.”
The men’s team, ranked No. 6 nationally in the preseason USA Today Coaches Poll, was upset by Wisconsin in the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season after a national championship campaign in 2015-16.
The Villanova women finished last season 20-15 overall, making a run to the semifinals of the WNIT before falling to Michigan, 65-11.
Both teams start the regular season Nov. 10, with the women visiting Hartford and the men taking on Columbia at the Wells Fargo Center.