Could Robert Griffin III’s speed and mobility actually work against the Washington Redskins?
Sports Illustrated writer Peter King believes so.
During an appearance with LaVar Arrington and Chad Dukes on 106.7 The Fan Thursday afternoon the NFL journalist said he would have actually taken Andrew Luck ahead of RGIII in the draft.
He feels the temptation to run Griffin will be a dangerous one for Mike Shanahan and company. King is hopeful the coaches will be able to train the Heisman Trophy winning quarterback to stay in the pocket, thus protecting their first-round investment.
Griffin is not as well-built as last year’s rookie phenom quarterback Cam Newton, which also is a concern in King’s eyes. Because of his size the Redskins should really restrict his ability to scramble.
As for whether Griffin can surpass Newton’s impressive rookie campaign? Perhaps the Redskins will win more games than the Carolina Panthers did last season, but Newton’s individual performance will be tough for any rookie quarterback to top. . . ever.