WACO (CBSSPORTS.COM) – On Sunday during The NFL Today, CBS Sports Charley Casserly reported that Baylor quarterback (and second-rated would-be draftee) Robert Griffin III would think over his NFL Draft decision, meet with Baylor coach Art Briles on Tuesday and make a call on whether to go pro or not.
He’s reportedly made that call and, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, he’s “informing” Briles that he will enter the NFL Draft. Mortensen writes all that’s left for the Heisman winner is to pick an agent, which could happen by Tuesday evening.
Briles said earlier Tuesday, via our NFL Draft Scout amigos, that Griffin is “contemplating what he feels like is the thing that’s going to give him peace.”
When the real draft rolls around, there’s a pretty good chance that RG3 wouldn’t even last that long; there’s plenty of rumors circulating that the Redskins will make a move to leapfrog the Browns for the second- or third-overall pick.
That means both teams will be looking to maximize the value out of their respective draft slots, and that could very easily equate to a trade down that involves either the Redskins, the Dolphins, or some other surprise team.
All of this is to say that it makes absolute sense for Griffin to make a leap to the pros now, rather than waiting a year. So it’s no surprise to hear that’s exactly what he’s doing.
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