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Report: RG3 to enter Draft, Colts interested

Posted on: January 1, 2012 11:07 am
Edited on: January 1, 2012 12:51 pm
RG3 says he'll decide on the draft "pretty soon." (AP)
By Will Brinson

Robert Griffin III, the second-rated quarterback on Rob Rang's big board, recently said he would make a decision about entering the NFL Draft "pretty soon." Many believed that was code for "already gone," and a report Sunday indicates that RG3 to the NFL is a done deal.

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That's according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, who reports that Griffin's already made up his mind to take the leap to the pros and that's it's simply a matter of semantics before he's being moved around on 2012 NFL Mock Draft boards sans the little underclassman asterisk.

Mort apparently spoke to Griffin's father, Robert Junior, who told him that RG3's decision would be known "when Robert makes this official and selects the right agent to represent him."

So either RGJR (not as catchy, I know) was saying that his son is going pro or, more likely, he slipped up and was trying to say that RG3's going to make a decision and framed the part about the agent incorrectly.

Whatever, this just makes sense. RG3 won the Heisman, he's a coveted prospect, a hot name and easily the No. 2 quarterback on everyone's draft board. And, apparently, he's also highly coveted by the Colts.

Indy, it's been assumed, will just take Andrew Luck. But they could still beat the Jaguars and end up with the No. 2 pick in the draft. If that's the case, Mort reports the Colts are ready to make RG3 their quarterback of the future if they end up falling out of the top pick.

That's a nightmare scenario for the Browns, Dolphins, Redskins, and any other team who's quarterback needy, since the Rams will get to fire up a full-on bidding war for the top pick in the draft.

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Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: January 1, 2012 11:57 am

Report: RG3 to enter Draft, Colts interested

why does everyone assume that cleveland needs a quarterback?  they have five losses by less than six points.  in two games, the long snapper messed up the winning field goal and in another, dawson missed a very makable fg to win another.  they lead the universe in dropped passes.  he needs PLAYMAKERS around him.

Since: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: January 1, 2012 11:55 am

Report: RG3 to enter Draft, Colts interested

I don't know the NFL draft order this year but I would be very surprised to see the San Fransisco 49ers as a serious candidate to land Andrew Luck.  They are going to the playoffs so they won't have a high draft pick unless they've gotten one in a trade.

Since: Apr 24, 2011
Posted on: January 1, 2012 11:51 am

Report: RG3 to enter Draft, Colts interested

I would love to see him go to Washington or another NFC team because I could see a Newton-Griffin rivalry coming up in the NFC like how the AFC has (had?) Brady-Manning.

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: January 1, 2012 11:40 am

Report: RG3 to enter Draft, Colts interested

No disrespect to Robert Griffin, but if I was him I would enter the draft too. No one has ever heard of him until this season. The world has heard how Andrew Luck is the second coming of Dan Marino/John Elway/Joe Montana/Brett Favre (Ok, maybe not that last guy....after all he is a loser in many ways). Griffin is the new exciting name. Of course it does help alot that see a guy Newton play extremely well in a very complex Panthers offense. Luck might be a pure passer, but he cannot run as fast as Griffin nor Newton. Looks like Luck will have to be content to play for the 49ers and Jim Harbaugh. Unless the Rams draft Luck and dump Bradford.

Since: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: January 1, 2012 11:36 am

Report: RG3 to enter Draft, Colts interested

yeah too bad this is way off wrong. I've been friends with robert since we were in high school we competed against each other in track and football. He went to Copperas Cove and I went to Bryan. He played QB I played FS and we both ran the hurdles. I am good friends with him and he seriously has not decided yet. Nor does he have a twitter. He only has one online account and thats a facebook one. Look he hasn't decided yet period I JUST talked to him on the phone not 20 minuets ago. So everyone can stop makin up BS stories

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 1, 2012 11:32 am

Report: RG3 to enter Draft, Colts interested

no way anyone with the  1st draft pick would pass on Luck, too valuable. Just imagine the draft picks you would get for him, probably 3 number ones and a few seconds and thirds. No way Washington will get either of the top 2 quarterbacks without a trade. You are living
in a dream world if you think the Redskins will get the Heisman winner with the 7th pick. I am sure you think that the tooth fairy actually exists also? Really funny.

Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: January 1, 2012 11:26 am

Report: RG3 to enter Draft, Colts interested

Good move, and good luck!

Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: January 1, 2012 11:22 am

Report: RG3 to enter Draft, Colts interested

This is a very smart move by the young man.  He is almost guaranteed to be taken by Washington in the draft.  He would fit in very nicely with Shanahan's offensive philosophy.  That means the #7 overall pick.  He may go higher, but of the teams that will be drafting ahead of the 'Skins, only Indy appears to be interested in a QB, and they will take Luck.

Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: January 1, 2012 11:16 am

Report: RG3 to enter Draft, Colts interested

Absolutely everyone seems to be very high on this young man. I am sure Luck will be a great prospect, but RG3, from everything I've read about him, seems to be the more surefire pick. It will also probably help that he will land on a better team, and the scrutiny will be a bit lower for him since people will focus entirely on Luck.

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