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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.
Comments

Since: Sep 3, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2012 12:16 pm
 

Report: RG3 will declare for NFL draft

I love his quick release. He will be a top 10, if not top 5 pick and that's why I'm hoping my Viking's can keep their current spot in the 2012 draft at 3rd so they can see who's willing to move up to get him. There's several teams I could really see moving up to get him; Washington, Cleveland, Miami, and Seattle. Cleveland could chance him falling to them, but if the Vikings trade out of the 3rd spot it would be to a team looking to land RG3. I could potentially see Jacksonville also, but I don't think they'll give up on Gabbert yet. Start a bidding war to get the best deal they can to trade down, as I bet teams are more willing to move up with the new CBA not having to pay the 3rd pick so much guaranteed money.


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