The Browns are headed for a top-five pick in the draft, which already has Browns fans salivating over the possibility of drafting Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Griffin hasn’t declared for the draft yet, but he’s expected to in the coming weeks.
“I’ve watched [Griffin],” Shurmur said this week via the Akron Beacon-Journal. “[He’s a] tremendous talent, good player.”
Asked if Griffin could fit into a West Coast offense, Shurmur was definitive.
“Good players fit in every offense,” he said.
The Browns drafted Baylor’s teammate Phil Taylor in the first round this year. Taylor says Griffin has more quarterbacking skills than people realize.
“He’s the type of athlete that could fit into any system,” Taylor said. “He can run, he can pass. He can take snaps under the center, shotgun; whatever you need, he can do. . . . They said the same thing about Cam — ‘Is he gonna adapt to the system?’ And he’s doing great right now with Carolina.”
Newton and Griffin have similarities, but they are still different style players. That won’t stop the inevitable and endless comparisons in the months to come.