Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 6/26/12

Knowing that the second-overall draft pick belonged to a team well-committed to their own quarterback, Baylor’s Robert Griffin III said that he entered the pre-NFL Draft days assuming he would become a member of the Cleveland Browns.

Via Fox Sports Ohio’s Zac Jackson, Griffin did the not-so-difficult mental accounting to see who had the most assets at their disposal and assumed that’s where he would call home.

“Once I declared for the draft, Cleveland was the place I thought I would be because [the Browns] had the most firepower when it came to draft picks and tradeability,” Griffin said. “It didn’t turn out that way and I have no idea why it didn’t.”

As has been writ large, Griffin would ultimately be drafted by the Washington Redskins after Dan Snyder completed a deal with the St. Louis Rams, sending three first-round selections as compensation. ESPN Cleveland’s Tony Grossi subsequently reported that the Baylor product lacked the ideal size for Mike Holmgren’s team which would later use a first-round draft pick on Oklahoma State’s Brandon Weeden.

[Related: No need to fear the NFL’s “All-22″ video revolution]

(Source: SBNation Cleveland)

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