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NFL Draft rumors: Washington looking to trade up into top five

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Reports out Wednesday that the Washington is exploring the option of trading into the top five to select Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo broke the news on Up To The Minute Live.

“The Redskins have explored the possibility of trading up all the way into the top five,” Garafolo said. “I don’t think that, I know that. I can report that. They have had conversations with all of those teams. But look, everybody is having conversations with everybody right now. Just to figure out what the price would be -- what if. But the fact that they’re at least exploring it tells me that they’ve thought about the possibility.”

If the Redskins are willing to make the move it would be a costly move as far as draft capital is concerned.

The Jets have been rumored to be actively shopping their third overall pick so the two could be a fit. An even better fit would be brothers Jon and Jay Gruden coming together to work out a deal that would benefit both of them.

Back in 2012, Washington traded up from pick six to two overall to select Robert Griffin III and gave up a two first round picks (2013, 2014) and a second round pick (2012).

A haul remotely close to this would be a huge win for the Raiders as they look to rebuild the roster.