Robert Griffin III might be the best athlete ever to play the quarterback position, a track star who could have been an Olympic hurdler before he decided to focus all his attention on football. So it’s no surprise that Griffin is confident he’s going to put on a show at the Scouting Combine.
But Griffin says what will really impress NFL coaches isn’t his 40-yard dash or vertical jump. Griffin says when it’s time to sit down for individual interviews and Xs-and-Os sessions with NFL coaches, that’s when he’ll really shine. Because Griffin says that NFL coaches are going to see that he’s mentally ready to run an NFL offense, right now.
“I’m excited to wow them in the interviews with the type of offense that we run, just so they can understand it’s not as simple as some people make our spread out to be. It’s a different kind of spread,” Griffin told the Associated Press. “Although I don’t agree with it, but people say I just burst on the scene this year, so no one knows much about me, whether NFL GMs or analysts, so I get a chance to put my best foot forward.”
On that front — and in everything else he does between now and the NFL draft — Griffin views himself as competing with Stanford’s Andrew Luck for the honor of being the first overall pick in the draft.
“We both want to be the best,” Griffin said. “We both want to be No. 1.”