Did Robert Griffin III just supplant Andrew Luck as the top pick in the 2012 Draft?
Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III was thought to have a chance to pass Andrew Luck and become the most coveted QB in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Griffin hasn't yet announced whether or not he'll forgo his senior season and enter the draft, but if he does, he definitely showed NFL teams that he has something excited to offer.
That combination of strength and speed is something that's unparalleled among draft-eligible quarterbacks right now. It actually reminds me of the play that Eli Manning made in the Super Bowl against the Patriots... except Eli ended up throwing a prayer to David Tyree instead of running it in for the score.
Does that TD run give Griffin an edge over Andrew Luck in the 2012 NFL Draft? Personally, I'd still go with Luck, if I desperately needed a QB to start right away. He played under Jim Harbaugh, a former NFL QB, and he's far more NFL ready.
However, if I'm looking for a guy to inject some excitement into the local fan base and I have some time to groom him, I'd take RG3. He's got all the physical tools in the world, and showed he has the potential to be a truly great player. And if you've been watching him all year, you already knew that.
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As impressive as RG3 was, there were other guys who helped their draft stock even more. Washington QB Keith Price is only a sophomore, but look for his name next year as he climbs up the draft boards. He finished the game with 438 passing yards and 4 TD on 23-27 passing, and also ran for 3 TD.
Another guy who looked great was Baylor RB Terrance Ganaway. He only rushed 21 times, but managed to rack up 200 yards and 5 TD.
The people who didn't help themselves in this game: Anyone on either defense, and both defensive coordinators. This game was the biggest shootout in bowl history. Both defenses looked like they were on vacation. Not a proud moment for either team, on that side of the ball.