Okay, I got this idea from a poster on another web-site. Let me start out by saying that I don't think this is a likely scenario, but his post got me thinking.
I think we've all agreed that we have a glaring need for a RDE and SAM LB. We also have pretty pressing needs at CB and WR. Another thing that is quite evident is that we have a LOT of cap room to spend, if we choose to spend it and if the free agents choose to come here.
I think most of us believe that we also have a glaring need for a franchise QB. However, most of us want to be competitive right now, and don't want to use our #10 pick to address the QB spot which would likely not provide an immediate return on our investment.
So, what if we were able to fill our immediate, critical needs via free agency. Let's say we are able to go out and sign Mario Williams, Vincent Jackson, a decent (not great CB) like Routt/Thomas/etc., and a decent (not great SAM LB)?
Then, we turn around and trade our #10 pick, Stevie, and second rounders this year and next to St. Louis for the #2 pick. We would then select RG III as our franchise QB.
I think it is feasible from a cap perspective. And I don't think anyone can argue that our defense would be massively improved just by adding Mario plus a decent CB. We'd be swapping out Stevie for V Jax, so we'd still have a respectable amount of weapons on offense.
What would you think about that scenario? Personally, I think this is the only scenario that I'd be willing to give up that much to get RG III. We'd have to fill those defensive holes through free agency in order to be able to sacrifice the picks it would take to move up and get Griffin. But, if by some miracle, all of those things play out in free agency, I would love to see Nix do whatever it takes to move up and get RG III. He could then sit a year behind Fitz and then be ready to take over a young, solid team in 2013.