Found June 13, 2012 on Down and Distance:

I’ve heard a lot of things about potential Redskins starting quarterback, the #2 overall pick in this year’s draft, Robert Griffin III out of Baylor. I’ve heard he’s Cam Newton 2.0. I’ve heard he’s the real deal. Thus far he has looked great in workouts, and apparently has the mental part of the NFL level down too.

Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan had nothing but praise for RGIII in a press conference Wednesday, saying he is learning the offense faster than expected:

“I don’t think you have to be a coach to see how talented the guy is.  I think everyone knows that, so there wasn’t that much surprise there.  But he’s picked it up faster than I expected.  Anytime a guy doesn’t do a lot of drop-back stuff and things like that for really his whole career, it’s going to take time.  And with him, he’s really showing improvement each day.  He can comprehend what he needs to do and what he needs to get better at, and it’s all about giving him reps.  You know he needs reps.  He’s got to let his body go through the muscle memory and everything.  But from a mental standpoint and just his vision and grasping what he needs to work on, it’s been very good.”

It will be at least another month before training camp and real practices begin, but this is a great sign for the Redskins. Griffin III is expected to start right away, and make the team competitive. The ‘Skins have a lot of good pieces in place and were just lacking a play making leader under center. From what we’ve been hearing, RGIII will surely turn out to be that guy.

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