2012 Draft Prospect Profile: Robert Griffin III

Editor’s note: The blog lives! Welcome to our new 2012 Draft Prospect Profile series, written by Scott DelleFave. Scott will be putting together quick, digestible summaries for highly publicized discussed prospects, prospects that interest him, and prospects that interest YOU.

If there’s someone out there who has piqued your interest and you want to know a little but more about him before April rolls around, get at Scott and request he put a profile together. You can email him at theprofessorsd@billsmafia.com with a request.

Robert Griffin, III
Robert Griffin, III (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Robert Griffin III
6’ 2” 220 lbs.
Baylor Bears
Junior (RS)

The Good:
Robert is athletically blessed; can take off and run the ball as much as he can throw the ball down the field. He also possesses a compact throwing motion, strong throwing arm, and has above average accuracy on his passes. Finally, unlike younger quarterbacks, he looks down field at his receivers instead of zeroing in on one.

The Bad:
There is concern in how pro-ready he is despite playing since he stepped foot on campus. With being a mobile quarterback, there is some apprehension that he might have happy feet.

The Skinny:
Robert is head, shoulders (and feet) above anyone as the most athletic prospect in the 2012 Draft. He has a tremendous upside; while I feel as he could make a great impact if he were to start day one, sitting at least a season to learn the pro-style offense and taking snaps under center would benefit him greatly.

NFL Comparison:
Steve McNair, Quarterback Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans, and Baltimore Ravens

NFL Draft Projection:
Top 5 Pick

One Reply to “2012 Draft Prospect Profile: Robert Griffin III”

  1. Thanks for doing this. I have you in my FB feed, and I very much appreciate you keeping me informed during the business season! — @Nutwood62