Thanks to Redskins, Rams have a No. 2 overall draft pick

Robert Griffin III

The Redskins’ move from No. 6 to No. 2 in 2012 costs them the No. 2 pick in 2014, which will belong to the Rams. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

The St. Louis Rams will have the second overall pick of the 2014 draft thanks to their trade with the Washington Redskins in 2012.

The Houston Texans lost on Sunday, giving them a 2-14 record — the worst in the NFL. They will receive the No. overall pick.

The Redskins, with a 3-13 finish, earn the second overall pick. But they will not be able to use it. They agreed in 2012 to send their first- and second-round picks in that draft, and their first-round picks in both 2013 and 2014 to acquire St. Louis’s first-rounder (second overall in 2012) so they could draft Robert Griffin III.

The Rams also hold their own first-round pick (expected to be 11th overall).

Have a Redskins question? E-mail Mike Jones at mike.jones@washpost.com with the subject line “Mailbag question” for him to answer it in The Mailbag on Tuesdays.

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