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RG3's official 40 time is 4.41, Luck in 4.67

Posted on: February 26, 2012 10:39 am
Edited on: February 26, 2012 1:23 pm
 
Griffin keeps wowing everyone in Indy. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

INDIANAPOLIS -- If you thought it was impossible for NFL people to fall more in love with Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, you thought wrong. RG3 proved exactly why on Sunday, shredding the 40-yard dash and looking as fast as expected en route to running an official 4.41 40-yard dash.

Andrew Luck, not exactly known as a speedster, was perhaps more impressive with his unofficial 4.59 40 time, later changed to a 4.67 official time.

Griffin's time (both officially and unofficially) was the second-fastest by a quarterback since 2006, with only Reggie McNeal's time of 4.35 in 2006 beating him out. Russell Wilson of Wisconsin ran a 4.50 40 for the second-fastest time of the day, and Jordan Jefferson of LSU ran a 4.59.

The bump up from unofficial to official doesn't matter too much; Griffin got below 4.4 seconds on an unofficial time and that's all people around the league really need to see.

Griffin ran track at Baylor (and in high school) and his performance at the combine -- on the field, in front of the mic, wherever -- has only continued to cement his status as a lock for top-five status in the NFL draft.

It would be stunning, honestly, if RG3 fell further than the second pick. There's a strong belief that the Rams will hold an auction for the No. 2 pick and that someone will pay a hefty price to move up and grab Griffin.

Which is why folks in St. Louis should be enjoying this almost as much as teams who are chasing Griffin are.

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Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2012 2:27 pm
 

RG3's official 40 time is 4.41, Luck in 4.67

LOL, thank you mrbokc! It just seems like some people are looking for a reason to down the kid. That needs to stop. If criticism is warranted (JaMarcus Russell had question about his dedication heading into the draft), so be it. Just don't throw out things that aren't true in trying to justify your questions about someone. Be truthful, and I have no problems with your opinions.



Since: Mar 6, 2009
Posted on: February 26, 2012 2:23 pm
 

RG3's official 40 time is 4.41, Luck in 4.67

Do We really need to make u look dumb and compare cam newton to other Rookies QB's. you failed to mention that Stafford's Rookie Year

10 Games   2267 Yards 13 TD  20 INT 61.0 Rat 

Cant compare apples to Oranges. 



Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2012 2:22 pm
 

RG3's official 40 time is 4.41, Luck in 4.67

Come one rath, you know damn well that QB's get more pub than O-lineman! Is that Griffin's fault? That's the nature of the beast, and no reason for you to lump Griffin in the "Diva" catergory. The difference in him, and the "Divas" that I believe you are getting your theory from is that he was brought up in a 2 parent household, with parents that I'm sure will keep him grounded.

That's like comparing Lindsay Lohan to Raven Simone!! LOL..., see the difference? I see no signs of RGIII becoming a Diva, and neither do you! Stop grasping at straws in trying to find a reason not to like the kid.



Since: May 4, 2011
Posted on: February 26, 2012 2:20 pm
 

RG3's official 40 time is 4.41, Luck in 4.67

The sports world is loaded with failures with IMMENSE physical talent.  What separates RGIII is that he has the mental talent to match.  IE  graduates in three years, reads defenses, looks to pass first, goes through his progressions, yada, yada, yada.  Not to mention a most important characteristic--he is humble enough to listen to his coaches and actually LEARN how to be an NFL QB.  Analyze ONLY his passing attributes and not his athleticism and you will find an NFL ready passer: accuracy, touch, arm strength--add those to his running ability and look out NFL.




Since: Mar 6, 2009
Posted on: February 26, 2012 2:19 pm
 

RG3's official 40 time is 4.41, Luck in 4.67

Knowledge Your Name speaks for itself Great Post


lilonstitch1
Since: Feb 23, 2012
Posted on: February 26, 2012 2:19 pm
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Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2012 2:13 pm
 

RG3's official 40 time is 4.41, Luck in 4.67

"Luck was by far the better Q.B but RGIII was the best athlete thus why he won the Heisman.Look at Luck's career passing numbers.In 3 years he threw for over 9,400 yards completes 67 pct of his passes threw 82 td's to 22 int's and had a Q.B rating of 162.8.Crazy numbers".

lionstitch..., I wouldn't say that "Luck was by far the better QB" as you stated in your post. I looked them up on cbssports, and what I found was this.

In 37 games Luck threw for 9,083 yards, 80 TD's, 21 INT's with a QB Rating of 161.8

In 40 games Griffin III threw for 10,071, 77 TD's, 17 INT's witha QB rating of 158.9

Pretty comparable if you ask me. Again, Steve Young, and John Elway were both dual threats at QB, and they have 3 SB's between them.





lilonstitch1
Since: Feb 23, 2012
Posted on: February 26, 2012 2:10 pm
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Since: May 12, 2011
Posted on: February 26, 2012 2:09 pm
 

RG3's official 40 time is 4.41, Luck in 4.67

The camara do strange things to people. He does seem solid but untested. Diva's are not born they are created. They do things to bring attention to themselves. He is about to score a big contract, do you think the camara will follow him or OL from USC? Espn will run film of him, his team will suddenly catch the eye of the networks. His touchdown passes will make all the highlights, his runs will draw comparisson to Vick.


He will promote shoes, cereal and sports drinks. What he does on field will not dictate his endorsements. That is going on now, how he handles it will take every bit of background you cite. If it goes to his head, and he thinks it is about him, then you have diva. I merely cite the potential of that. Could the same be true of Matt Kalil?  


lilonstitch1
Since: Feb 23, 2012
Posted on: February 26, 2012 2:07 pm
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