Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 11/5/14
There was no breaking news about the Washington Redskins’ selecting of quarterback Robert Griffin III in the first round (second overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft, as the choice was expected.  Nevertheless, it was great news for the Redskins and their fans. “That is the one we always thought we would get from the beginning,” said Redskins executive vice president/head coach Mike Shanahan. “Indy had made some speculation that they were going to go after Andrew [Luck] right from the beginning. We liked both quarterbacks, as we talked about before, from the beginning but we were hoping that we were going to get Robert.” “What you have to do before you get somebody is that you have to take a look at your options,” said Shanahan. “We went back and watched every game that he played throughout his career since he came to Baylor. We did the same with Andrew and felt very good the day we moved to the second pick that we’d end up with a franchise quarterback. That is what we wanted to do and we ...
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