Report: RG3 will declare for NFL draft
Posted on: January 1, 2012 11:38 am
Edited on: January 1, 2012 11:38 am
Posted by Tom Fornelli
This will not come as a shock to anybody with common sense, but it sounds like Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin will declare himself eligible for the NFL Draft in the coming days. ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported the news on Sunday morning.
Again, this is not a surprise. Griffin is a redshirt junior at Baylor and could come back for his senior season in Waco, but really, there's no reason for him to do so. He's accomplished just about everything he can at Baylor, including the Heisman Trophy, and he has already graduated from the school. As for his draft stock, it's not going to get any higher than it already is.
While the consensus seems to be that the Indianapolis Colts would take Stanford's Andrew Luck with the first pick of the draft, if the Colts were to fall out of the top pick, they'd be interested in drafting Griffin to replace Peyton Manning.
In our CBSSports.com mock drafts Griffin is the second-highest quarterback on the board, and our mock drafts have him going in the first seven picks of the draft.