NFL Draft 2012: Why Robert Griffin Can Be Better Than Robert Griffin

April 29, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In the 2012 NFL draft, the Washington Redskins selected Robert Griffin out of Baylor with the second pick of the draft. Two-hundred-and-one picks later, the New York Jets selected Robert Griffin out of Baylor.
No, you read that right. There were two Robert Griffins from Baylor.
One was their star quarterback, Robert Griffin III, one of the top prospects in the draft who holds the future of the Washington Redskins.
The other, Robert T. Griffin, is a mammoth offensive lineman who lived largely in the shadow of the other Griffin. Now that's all fun and dandy and makes for some snappy headlines. But here's my crazy thought:
Robert T. Griffin can have a more successful career than RG3.
Here's why:
In the history of the draft, NFL quarterbacks taken in the first round have about a 50 percent success rate. You have your Peyton Mannings, and you have your Ryan Leafs. No matter what the hype or the scouts say, every quarterback has bust potential.
One-two qua...

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