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Do some NFL GMs prefer RG3 over Andrew Luck?

Posted on: December 11, 2011 11:19 am
Edited on: December 11, 2011 12:34 pm
By Will Brinson

Robert Griffin, III, who won the Heisman on Saturday night, led Baylor to a 9-3 season that was filled with some incredible highlights, five straight wins to close the season and a rare second-straight bowl. And all along, "RG3" has seen his NFL stock rise, to the point that he's now considered the No. 11 overall player on Rob Rang's big board (and wearing Superman socks to the Heisman presentation).

And according to ESPN, Griffin's stock has gotten so cranked up that he's "preferred over Andrew Luck" by at least one NFL general manager. Adam Schefter reported that news Sunday, along with a few other quotes from general managers that include "sure-fire first-round pick" and "top-15 pick."

The latter two quotes aren't particularly news-y so to speak, as Griffin's been considered a lock for the first round for several months if he entered the draft, what with teams like the Colts, Dolphins, Redskins and Seahawks potentially drafting a quarterback in the first round.

Griffin has, as Rang noted recently, some "red flags," including injury, offensive system and his size.

"That said, Griffin is a better athlete than either Luck or [USC QB Matt] Barkley and is a better deep ball passer, too," Rang wrote this past week. "Those physical attributes, along with the poise he's demonstrated this season, could result in a top 10 pick should Griffin, a redshirt junior, choose to leave school early."

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And it's entirely possible that Griffin could be a better NFL quarterback than Luck.

While the Baylor quarterback's stock has risen all season long, Luck's seen his value drop substantially (at least relative to the hype he was getting two months ago).

If Luck goes to the Colts with the No. 1 overall pick and they still keep Peyton Manning, there's a really good chance that people will believe Griffin was a better selection, because he'll get playing time first.

Much of it simply depends on where Griffin ends up. Judging by the opinions of most folks, wherever it is will be a team with a high pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

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Since: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: January 29, 2012 8:15 am

Do some NFL GMs prefer RG3 over Andrew Luck?

Good take on the choice. I agree that Luck has more ability to read the defenses that one of them will see in a Colts uniform. Cheers!

Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2012 12:43 am

Do some NFL GMs prefer RG3 over Andrew Luck?

"Do some NFL GMs prefer RG3 over Andrew Luck?"  --Will Brinson

Sure they do; every bit as much as they preferred Gerald McCoy over Ndamukhong Suh in the 2010 draft. How much is that? As far as I can throw either gentleman. 

Sometimes the tape DOESN'T lie and it's obvious to even us couch monkeys that that's so. Why NOT bait your hook with ridiculous rumors before casting it on the water? Maybe, just maybe, there's a Matt Millen or a Jerry Angelo lurking in the shoals.

Since: Dec 4, 2011
Posted on: January 2, 2012 9:01 am

Do some NFL GMs prefer RG3 over Andrew Luck?

As far as the Colts picking RGIII, forget it!

What we are looking for is a quarterback with size and some height, and most importantly; with SMARTS!
RGIII would NOT fit into the Colt's complicated offensive scheme.
We don't want a one-man show, and any team that picks RGIII will get that.
Andrew Luck fits the bill for us!    

Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2011 9:21 pm

Do some NFL GMs prefer RG3 over Andrew Luck?

I still like Luck more than Griffin but it is close IMO. Griffin can be a franchise QB. I would still take Cam Newton's long term potential over either one though.

Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:33 pm

Do some NFL GMs prefer RG3 over Andrew Luck?

   "Do some NFL GMs prefer RG3 over Andrew Luck?"  --Will Brinson

Sure, you betcha, he said with evident sarcasm; every bit as much as some NFL GMs preferred Gerald McCoy over Ndamukong Suh in 2010. News flash to the credulous: Guys will say pretty much ANYTHING to get lucky.

Since: Sep 28, 2010
Posted on: December 13, 2011 10:41 pm

Do some NFL GMs prefer RG3 over Andrew Luck?

i agree, left that part out of my post accidentally. but it is accurate for sure

Since: Oct 23, 2011
Posted on: December 12, 2011 5:46 pm

Do some NFL GMs prefer RG3 over Andrew Luck?

Would the Colts draft Griffen over Luck? No chance in hel!!. Has Polian ever drafted a black QB? If they draft a QB, it will be Luck. You can take that to the bank.

Since: Oct 1, 2007
Posted on: December 12, 2011 12:23 pm

Do some NFL GMs prefer RG3 over Andrew Luck?

Some are saying Andrew Luck is not athletic. It is obvious they have never seen his developed body run over defenses or display agility by catching one handed passes. He will be running when his pass options are gone. He has displayed the ability to do it consistently throughout his career at Stanford. 

Since: Nov 11, 2011
Posted on: December 12, 2011 12:06 pm

Do some NFL GMs prefer RG3 over Andrew Luck?

Only the press and sports sites such as this would make a big deal out of it. Luck is going first and the Griffin is going to whoever needs a QB. There is not right or wrong or who is better. Only the sporting press would try to raise smoke where there is no fire.

Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: December 12, 2011 11:44 am

Do some NFL GMs prefer RG3 over Andrew Luck?

RGIII vs. Luck. Can't really go wrong either way. If I'm the Colts though, I take Luck because his body of work goes back to the year before this one. To finish as runner up for Heisman in two straight seasons is the very definition of consistency

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