In addition to taking over the top spot in the latest Heisman race, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin has made all NFL draft analysts turn their heads not once or twice but three times after throwing 13 touchdowns compared to only 12 incomplete passes in the first three games of the season.
Griffin is a smart guy, already enrolled in graduate school at the age of 21, and he’s got track star speed to go along with absolutely silly accuracy and efficiency. Despite the fact that Griffin is doing this out of a spread offensive attack, it’s not as if he isn’t showing good poise in the pocket.
Griffin has the requisite size you look for in an NFL quarterback prospect at about 6’3″ 220 pounds give or take a few, and he is making every throw on every part of the field. Whatever Baylor is asking this guy to do, he has done and he has done so with an extremely high standard.
I am not going to say he is as good as Andrew Luck, but the longer he keeps up this kind of play, the higher he is going to get drafted, and he was probably a third or second round prospect before this season because of his speed alone. It will be extremely interesting to see how NFL scouts evaluate this kid for the future. I would undoubtedly like to have him as the leader of my team if I needed a quarterback.