- QB, Baylor
Pick made by palco:
The Cleveland Browns offense ranked 29th last year in the NFL and had troubles throughout the season finishing dead last in the AFC North with a record of 4-12. The offense needs to be addressed this year and to help keep the defense off the field.
The Browns have a lot of holes to fill which they need to address in this years Draft but the main reason for selecting Robert Griffin is Colt McCoy isn't the answer at quarterback and many Browns cannot see Colt McCoy taking Cleveland to the next level and therefore Griffin will be their new franchise quarterback.
Robert is an impressive all-around athlete, a drop back passer with a enough skills to succeed in the NFL, he uses his high class speed if the situation calls for it, and is a dynamic playmaker with the ability to beat teams with either his arm or legs and could have the a career similar to Michael Vick before his troubles.
Robert is extremely confident, an electric playmaker, a real leader on the field and a class individual off it. RG3 can rejuvenate the Cleveland Browns just what the franchise needs. The Browns need to upgrade their quarterback position and he has talent, confidence and work ethic to become a franchise NFL Quarterback.
Pat Shurmur is already quoted as being a fan of "RG3". Not only is Griffin an outstanding athlete with a rare skills but he also earns high marks for his, work ethic leadership ability and intangibles such as intelligence and winning mentality.
RG3 has good arm strength and something the Brown are lacking a positive and winning attitude. He has improved as a quarterback since his freshman year but needs to improve in the pocket, he has shown outstanding progression as a passer since his freshman year but also needs to improve his pocket presence, not the finished product he is a bit raw but with NFL coaching can improve his game.
Holmgren has stated publicly he will be taking a QB in 2012. RG3 has good accuracy especially on the run and a high career completion percentage (67.1%) in college. His accuracy does dip when he throws inside the pocket but has improved tremendously; he is most comfortable when he can get outside the hash marks. RG3 can make all the throws and drive a team downfield, he has a quick release and is fearless and plays the play action well.
He is more than willing to stay in the pocket when expecting a big hit and can be a fearless player. On the negative side he will have to work on his footwork and not throw too much on the back foot as well as taking more snaps from the center as Baylor played a lot of shotgun football and he will have to get use to more complicated NFL playbooks.
There are some concerns regarding Griffin from a lack of height, his throwing mechanics and his need to adjust to a pro style system in the NFL, but there are more positives than negatives. The Browns could easily use their second first round pick to take a wideout to Help RG3 or a CB to assist Joe Haden or defensive end. Cleveland cannot pass up on a unique double talent like "RG3" especially with Quarterbacks being such a high commodity NFL and will select him will, with the fourth pick or miss a great talent.
This coming NFL season, RG3 will be expected to step in straight away, similar to Dalton & Newton and the Browns will rely on him, hoping he stays healthy for the full season. As an elusive runner, I expect some big plays and some big wins with his passing and running skills, will he be a mixture between Cam Newton and Drew Brees possibly. With his raw talent, I expect him to become a player similar to Randall Cunningham and Steve Young and predict he will play in the Pro Bowl, if not the Superbowl.
Robert Griffin III the Heisman trophy winner set or tied 54 school records at Baylor and one of only three players in college football history to throw for 10,000+ passing yards and rush for 2,000+ yards in his career. One question is Robert fully committed to football? The Browns hope so.
Robert Griffin III Scouting Reportt from Mocking the Draft
The Buccaneers, and Azrael1987, are on the clock.
|2||St. Louis||Justin Blackmon||WR||Oklahoma St.||BigBaldRuss|
|3||Minnesota||Matt Kalil||OT||Southern Cal||TheSpear|
|4||Cleveland||Robert Griffin III||QB||Baylor||palco|
|20||Tennessee||Addai Another Day|
|26||Houston||melvin shot out of a gun bullit|
|27||New England||Jesse Schindler|
|31||New England||Jesse Schindler|