If you have been sleeping under rock lately, you may not have heard the buzz about Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, quarterback of the Baylor University Bears. The rest of us have
not seen the man play. You get your chance tonight with Baylor faces the Washington Huskies in the Alamo Bowl (9:00 PM ET, ESPN/ESPN3).
Our friends at DC Pro Sports Report track mock draft choices of bloggers and pundits who follow the NFL. Of the 162 mocks tracked by DCPSR, 37 percent list Griffin III as the Washington Redskins’ top NFL Draft pick. I don’t see the names Shanahan or Allen on the list of pickers, so take the list as the wisdom of the crowds. Click here to see the DCPSR mock Draft
RG3 has already graduated from Baylor, but is attending graduate school Baylor. He has a year left of NCAA eligibility and is weighing a stay or go decision for the 2012 NFL Draft. Like most people, I think Griffin will ultimately decide for the NFL now rather than later. But, if he feels he has unfinished business with the Big 12, or wishes to finish his academic work before turning pro, Griffin might join Matt Barkley and remain on campus—to the wails of NFL fans and front office executives.
The Redskins need more than a quarterback. For skill positions, keep your eye on Baylor wide receiver Kendall Wright and Washington running back Chris Polk.
Huskies-Bears shapes up as a decent game, but for Redskins (Rams, Colts, Dolphins, Browns, Vikings) fans, this game is all about RG3.