RGIII and the Combine

Robert Griffin ran a 4.41 (official) 40 yard dash in the NFL combine. His draft stock is now soaring, and teams are allegedly trying to do anything to get up in position to draft him.

This is a classic example of a specific event, in this case, the 40 yard dash, causing an irrational response. If Big Al Davis was still alive, he would have done something to get in position to take RGIII.

I’m not going to say anything really negative against RGIII. He’s put up stupendous numbers at Baylor. He took Baylor…BAYLOR…to a bowl game, and won it. In front of BSP’s eyes, even. I made some comments about that game, and Robert Griffin’s performance. I stand by them at this time. I do think he’s an early to mid 1st rounder. Also, Baylor is a pretty strong school academically and Griffin is a pretty smart guy. While he might have been a system QB to some extent, I would believe he could pick up any system quickly.

He’s going to be a solid to very good NFLer IF he can withstand the punishment. A lot of coaches and GM’s make the mistake of thinking a mobile QB can take care of himself. Not so. That’s how Mike Vick suffered such a beat down last season



About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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