During a pre-draft conference call on Friday, former Indianapolis Colts general manager Bill Polian said that Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III “is not Cam Newton as a runner,” per The Washington Post.
Polian continued by saying that, “He’s a world-class track man and as such is a bit of a long-strider and a bit of a narrow base guy, as opposed to Cam, who’s an instinctive, natural football runner, a make-you-miss, shake- and-bake guy in a 6-foot-5, 250-pound body.
“RG is not that,” Polian said. “That said, he has enough shake to beat most defensive linemen. And once he sticks that foot in the ground and goes, it’s gone baby gone. You’re going to have a hard time catching him. That’s unique. He presents a threat that’s absolutely unique.”
Polian also believes that is unique in the way he throws the ball.
“If he pulls up to throw the ball — and I would direct you to the Oklahoma film — all he has to do is stand up and flick that wrist and the ball will go across the field 55, 50 yards in the wink of an eye — on a rope and it’s accurate. So he presents a threat that we really haven’t seen before.”