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NFL draft: Alec Ogletree becomes part of Rams’ compensation for Robert Griffin III trade

The Redskins were without a first-round pick Thursday thanks to last year’s trade with the Rams to move up to get Robert Griffin III (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

The St. Louis Rams made Georgia linebacker Alec Ogletree part of the compensation they have received so far from the Redskins in last year’s Robert Griffin III trade.

The Rams used the 30th overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night on Ogletree. They’d traded down from the 22nd choice, one of the selections yielded by the Redskins when they moved up in the first-round order to take Griffin second overall last April.

The Redskins sent the Rams their first-round picks last year, this year and next year, along with a second-round selection last year, in the deal. The Rams traded down twice more during last year’s draft to turn the pair of 2012 picks they got from the Redskins into four players — defensive tackle Michael Brockers, cornerback Janoris Jenkins, running back Isaiah Pead and guard Rokevious Watkins.

Now they’ve added Ogletree to that list. The Rams passed up a chance to keep the 22nd pick and use it on Alabama tailback Eddie Lacy to replace departed veteran running back Steven Jackson.

The Rams received third- and sixth-round picks from the Atlanta Falcons in Thursday’s trade to move down to the 30th spot. The Rams give the Falcons a seventh-rounder in 2015 as part of the deal. The Falcons used the 22nd pick Thursday on University of Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant.

Earlier Thursday, the Rams traded up eight spots in the first-round order to take West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin eighth overall. The 16th overall choice that the Rams used in that trade was their own, not related to the Griffin trade with the Redskins.


First-round winners and losers.

— PHOTOS: The faces of the first round.

Te’o, Smith are second-round focal points.

Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.



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Mark Maske · April 26, 2013