Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/3/13
In April 2012, the Washington Redskins took a risk and traded up to draft Robert Griffin III of Baylor as the second overall pick in the NFL Draft. The Redskins brought in Griffin to be the savior. He was the future of a franchise that was completely void of a consistent quarterback. Expectations were high and the stakes were higher. This was a boom or bust draft pick for everyone involved.On the contrary, the Seattle Seahawks drafted Russell Wilson in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. After signing quarterback Matt Flynn to a multi-year deal, Wilson would serve as a safety net for the organization. Wilson wasn’t a necessity, but a luxury. No one had expectations for him, just a curious interest. He was a relatively low risk addition for the Seahawks. Clearly, experts perceived these two players differently. Griffin was bound to resurrect a franchise almost instantly, whereas Wilson would still need to develop. Physically, these two men are very different as well. Robert Griffi...
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