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Robert Griffin III to Washington Redskins: Better Luck Next Time
This is not a surprising pick. It's just going to be disappointing.
People have been discussing Robert Griffin III for months now. There has been a great deal of discussion about whether RGIII or Andrew Luck is going to be the better pick. This is likely to continue, but not due to RGIII outstanding success. Instead, Andrew Luck's future will be in doubt until the Colts demonstrate they can build a team around him.
Griffin, though is going to be much clearer. There is a glaring pattern that should be concerning a lot of people and people are just not noticing it.
Commentators have gotten spooked. A vast majority looked at Cam Newton last year and announced that he was a horrible pick. They went on and on about how he would never make it as an NFL quarterback. Cam Newton then proceeded to come out and have one of the best rookie seasons ever. Commentators looked bad. National columnists appeared to have no ...
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The opening day of the 2012 NFL Draft is over and the dust has settled a little.
Through the afternoon and evening, a series of interesting statements came out. They had to do with Robert Griffin III. When asked about him as a first round pick and the place he was being picked at, several "experts" uttered the words "I wasn't really that high on him... but then...
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- There was no mistaking Robert Griffin III at the NFL draft. His ends of his dreadlocks settled onto a baby blue jacket. His checkered-patterned shirt was offset and a purplish tie with horizontal stripes.
And, of course, there were the socks. Burgundy and gold stripes, the colors of his new team, with the words "GO CATCH YOUR DREAM."
Griffin was selected...
The 2012 NFL Draft kicks off Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall in New York City starting with the Indianapolis Colts' number one overall pick. The full schedule is as follows:
Round1: Thursday, April 26th, 8 ET, Televised on NFL Network and ESPN
Round 2-3 : Friday April 27th, 7 ET, NFL Network and ESPN
Round 4-7 : Saturday, April 28th, 12 ET, NFL Network and ESPN
1. Indianapolis Colts – Andrew Luck – The Colts continue to rebuild post-Peyton.
2. Washington Redskins – Robert Griffin III – The Redskins get maybe the best player in the draft.
3. Minnesota Vikings – Morris Claiborne – Leslie Frazier wins out in the war room and gets his shutdown corner.
4. Cleveland Browns – Ryan Tannehill – It shocked everyone last year when...
A simple list of the how the first round draft shook out.
#1 Indianapolis Colts-Andrew Luck-QB-Stanford
#2 Washington Redskins-Robert Griffin III-QB-Baylor
#3 Cleveland Browns-Trent Richardson-RB-Alabama
#4 Minnesota Vikings-Matt Kalil-OT-USC
To read the rest of this list please click the link below.
The New York Jets looked to Baylor on back-to-back picks, taking guard Robert T. Griffin moments after selecting Bears teammate Terrance Ganaway in the sixth round.
Griffin, listed at 6-foot-6 and 330 pounds, was a first-team All-Big 12 selection as a senior after making 12 starts at right guard. He also started at right tackle as a junior, helping protect quarterback Robert Griffin...
Some of the top players in the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft are able to develop relationships with sponsors even before they’ve played a single down in the NFL. Some players opt to team up with the top apparel companies like Nike or Under Armour, while others sign deals with sports drinks or video game companies. The number 2 quarterback in the upcoming draft, Robert Griffin III (RG3...
The Baylor Bears had 2 players selected in the NFL Draft for the second consecutive year. Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III was selected 2nd overall to the Redskins, while Baylor wide receiver Kendall Wright was chosen by the Titans at 20th overall.
2012 NFL Draft Round 1 Selections
1. Indianapolis Colts: QB Andrew Luck, Stanford
2. Washington Redskins: QB Robert Griffin III, Baylor
3. Cleveland Browns (From Vikings): RB Trent Richardson, Alabama
4. Minnesota Vikings (From Browns): LT Matt Kalil, USC
5. Jacksonville Jaguars (From Bucs): WR Justin Blackmon, OSU
6. Dallas Cowboys (From Rams): CB Morris Claiborne, LSU
The NFL draft begins tonight with the first round in primetime. Earlier today, Jon discussed the folly of trying to compare Robert Griffin III to anyone past or present.
Now, let’s look ahead to tonight’s festivities and predict who each of the NFC North’s four teams will pick in the first round.
Minnesota Vikings – 3rd Pick
A trade down makes sense for the Vikings, who...