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