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Griffin, Luck Pro Days will be televised live on multiple channels

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If there was ever any doubt that America is obsessed with the NFL draft, consider this simple fact: The Pro Days for Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck will both be carried live on multiple TV channels.

Both NFL Network and ESPNU will show both Baylor’s Pro Day today and Stanford’s Pro Day tomorrow. And to think, there was a time when people thought televising the actual draft was overkill.

The reality is that there’s almost nothing either Griffin or Luck could do to change their draft stock. Luck is a lock to go first overall to the Colts, and Griffin will go second to the Redskins. Their Pro Days are hardly even necessary.

In fact, if you want to know about players whose stock might rise and fall, the real reason to watch the Baylor Pro Day is to see receiver Kendall Wright and center Philip Blake, and the real reason to watch the Stanford Pro Day is to see tight end Coby Fleener, tackle Jonathan Martin and guard David DeCastro. Those are the Baylor and Stanford players who are hoping to prove they belong in the first round.

Griffin and Luck have already proved it. Their Pro Days are nationally televised beauty contests.

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26 Responses to “Griffin, Luck Pro Days will be televised live on multiple channels”
  1. jenniferxxx says: Mar 21, 2012 10:20 AM

    Are we this starved for news? What did Tim Tebow have for breakfast today? I need to know …

  2. galatians62 says: Mar 21, 2012 10:23 AM

    Merrill Hodge determined that after 240 hours of film study that RG3 is better than Luck in almost every measurable area. He said Indy should take RG3…interesting.

  3. 730boy says: Mar 21, 2012 10:28 AM

    We love football I’ll definitely be watching this

  4. bearsrulepackdrool says: Mar 21, 2012 10:37 AM

    I would hate, but I’m in the television production field now. So, those are jobs that they (NFL network and ESPNU) are creating. Whether anybody watches it or not. It’s putting food on some kids table.

  5. jbcommonsense says: Mar 21, 2012 10:45 AM

    ‘Skins fan here. Couldn’t tell you which QB is better. This should be very interesting to watch.

  6. whatswiththehate says: Mar 21, 2012 10:49 AM

    galatians62 says:Mar 21, 2012 10:23 AM

    Merrill Hodge determined that after 240 hours of film study that RG3 is better than Luck in almost every measurable area. He said Indy should take RG3…interesting.
    ——————
    Everyone in the media knows that RG3 is the better QB. Just like last year everyone in the media knew Cam was the much better QB the Blaine. BUT….neither Cam nor RG3 fit these media folks image of the All American QB like Blaine and Luck.

  7. nflfollower says: Mar 21, 2012 11:13 AM

    Who cares? I won’t watch because as mentioned in the article, their destinations are already known. No suspense equals no interest.

  8. TaiwanMike says: Mar 21, 2012 11:16 AM

    Is it really necessary to televise these? What is the average fan really going to get out of this? If, God forbid, one of them throws an incompletion during their pro day, fans will be lighting up the message boards, blogs, and sportstalk radio about how they are flawed players. Televise their games from this year (that would be interesting), but this is overkill.

  9. sj39 says: Mar 21, 2012 11:17 AM

    Can you imagine one of these guys getting seriously injured at their Pro Day? Redskins would have a “tight cheeks” moment.

  10. bucrightoff says: Mar 21, 2012 11:19 AM

    If Merrill Hoge is saying RG3 is better than Luck then obviously Luck is better, seeing as Hoge is about as incompetent an NFL analyst as there is

  11. superdons says: Mar 21, 2012 11:24 AM

    What happens to the Skins if Griff gets injured before the draft?!!!!

  12. theytukrjobs says: Mar 21, 2012 11:29 AM

    They are very interesting players. Griffin is obviously the better passer given his stats. But the athleticism of Luck being 6-4, running a 4.6 40, and having an absolute cannon of an arm is hard to come by.

    I think Indy will go with the better athlete in Luck and that the Skins end up with the better passer with Griffin. Yes Griffin is blazing fast but Luck’s athletic skill set is much more rare, and much more coveted at the NFL level.

    Tall and strong is better than short and skinny at the QB position. Good chance that Griffin can’t make it through an NFL season. Biggest knock on him really.

  13. trollhammer20 says: Mar 21, 2012 11:31 AM

    We really are oversaturated with media in this day and age, aren’t we?

    Not that we haven’t gone too far already, but how long until we get to watch the players take the Wonderlic in real-time?

  14. galatians62 says: Mar 21, 2012 11:33 AM

    Why do people who claim to not care bother to post a comment? I’m interested in the perspective of those who are interested in the article posted. If I saw an article of any kind that I had no interest in I certainly would take the time to comment that I’m not interested. SMH

  15. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 21, 2012 11:48 AM

    Hoge is a liquored up analyst, no way is RG3 better than Luck!!!!

  16. TaiwanMike says: Mar 21, 2012 11:49 AM

    ^It’s not a matter of “don’t care”, it’s that there is already too much media coverage of the draft, and there is no need for more, especially when the first two picks are a forgone conclusion. This is just another vehicle for fans to say “I knew it when I saw them in the pro day”, no matter if they become a HOF’er or a total bust, or anywhere in between.

  17. savocabol1 says: Mar 21, 2012 12:02 PM

    Why should they even have pro days? If Luck or RG3 absolutely bombs them do you really think they aren’t going 1 & 2? What a waste of time this will be.

  18. croghan1919 says: Mar 21, 2012 12:04 PM

    Colts should sign Luck now. Forget the pro day and get the play book in his hands now.
    IF the rules allow it AND if the Colts have a play book yet.

  19. bischof21 says: Mar 21, 2012 12:16 PM

    It would have been nice if ESPN could have provided analysts with a clue to do the pro day. This is painful to listen to.

  20. rajbais says: Mar 21, 2012 12:20 PM

    Why aren’t more pro days televised on NFL Network????

    There are other quarterbacks and other hyped up prospects that fans want to watch!!!!

    If these guys have peers at the combine being televised then their pro days should be as well!!!

  21. georgebrett says: Mar 21, 2012 12:29 PM

    Everyone in the media knows that RG3 is the better QB. Just like last year everyone in the media knew Cam was the much better QB the Blaine. BUT….neither Cam nor RG3 fit these media folks image of the All American QB like Blaine and Luck.

    ———————–

    What an All American QB look like?

    BTW, what does the media know? They are supposed to give us the news, not analyse it.

  22. georgebrett says: Mar 21, 2012 12:31 PM

    They are very interesting players. Griffin is obviously the better passer given his stats. But the athleticism of Luck being 6-4, running a 4.6 40, and having an absolute cannon of an arm is hard to come by.

    —————————-

    By his stats? These are college players playing other college teams. Stats don’t go to far. Yep, Peyton Manning can run fast can’t he. Matters.

  23. phillyb6 says: Mar 21, 2012 1:29 PM

    nflfollower… you must not follow very closely… did you read the last three paragraphs MDS wrote?

  24. theytukrjobs says: Mar 21, 2012 1:34 PM

    georgebrett says:
    Mar 21, 2012 12:31 PM
    They are very interesting players. Griffin is obviously the better passer given his stats. But the athleticism of Luck being 6-4, running a 4.6 40, and having an absolute cannon of an arm is hard to come by.

    —————————-

    By his stats? These are college players playing other college teams. Stats don’t go to far. Yep, Peyton Manning can run fast can’t he. Matters.

    ——————

    Stats and athleticism are actually a huge piece of evaluating college football players. And Peyton Manning was a very good athlete coming out of college. He was fast for his size and position and had a cannon arm. 4.8 40 dash when you are 6-5 and solid build is quite respectable.

    People forget how good of an athlete Peyton was. Some people think that speed and agility = athleticism but it is only one small part, especially at the NFL level.

  25. tonyromoisterrible says: Mar 21, 2012 5:37 PM

    RG3 killed it today. I hope and pray the Colts don’t take him number one overall.

  26. galatians62 says: Mar 21, 2012 6:27 PM

    tonyromoisterrible says:
    Mar 21, 2012 5:37 PM
    RG3 killed it today. I hope and pray the Colts don’t take him number one overall.

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    Why? Tell us why you like Luck more?

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