After helping his Baylor team put up 67 points in the Alamo Bowl on Thursday, quarterback Robert Griffin III said he has “no idea” about his plans for 2012, and that his decision will come “[p]retty soon here, probably.”
The deadline for early entry is January 15, which is indeed coming up pretty soon here, definitely.
The belief in agent circles is that Griffin will decide to enter the draft. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, multiple agents are trying to get themselves in position to be hired by Griffin. Last month, a report surfaced that Griffin’s parents were interviewing agents.
Griffin, who won the 2011 Heisman Trophy, has become the second biggest name in the 2012 draft pool, behind Andrew Luck. Griffin is generating a little more excitement than Luck at this point, given that everyone presumes Luck will leave Stanford.
The same presumption should apply to Griffin, especially in light of a report from Chris Mortensen of ESPN that Griffin will indeed declare for the draft before the coming deadline.