2012 Draft Series: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
Robert Griffin will probably be the second-most athletic quarterback in the history of the NFL, behind only Michael Vick. He possesses natural feet and can make things happen on the ground. Despite his speed, Griffin keeps his eyes downfield at all times. His arm is his primary weapon, and his legs are a nice backup option.
As a passer, the main thing I like about Griffin is his ability to throw from different angles. Great quarterbacks find a way to get the receiver the football, and Griffin can do that regardless of the position of his arm. He has good but not great arm strength, but plenty of touch. When pressured, Griffin can re-set his feet as quickly as any quarterback I’ve seen.
Some of you asked how I could put RGIII ahead of Luck, and there’s your answer. I realize Luck is a very athletic, but there’s a difference between proficient running ability and play-making running ability. Luck will stay out of trouble with his legs. RGIII, although not quite Vick, will make plays with his legs.
For dynasty fantasy owners, I like RGIII’s long-term upside more than that of Luck.
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