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Griffin hasn’t conceded top pick to Luck


It’s widely assumed that the Colts will select quarterback Andrew Luck with the first overall pick in the 2012 draft, and that the Redskins will take quarterback Robert Griffin III.

Griffin isn’t prepared to concede that it’ll unfold that way.

“If you say you don’t want to be picked No. 1, that means you’re not a competitor,” Griffin said Friday, after working out with Jon Gruden in Tampa for the annual QB Camp series on ESPN.  “In my mind, there are two No. 1 picks this year and you never know what’s going to happen on draft day.”

Although we’re reluctant to say the Luck will be the top pick “no matter what” (in part because someone made that same unequivocal claim six years ago regarding Reggie Bush and the Texans), it would be a major shock if the Colts don’t take Luck.

Griffin’s on-field and chalkboard sessions with Gruden, which surely will feature the kind of language and facial expressions that Gruden suppresses in the broadcast booth, came two days after Griffin’s glorified pitch-and-catch routine at Baylor, otherwise known as a Pro Day workout.  On Thursday, Luck had his own glorified pitch-and-catch routine at Stanford.

I mention that because it provides an opening to interest you in a segment from Friday’s PFT Live regarding the bogus nature of the quarterback Pro Day workout.

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22 Responses to “Griffin hasn’t conceded top pick to Luck”
  1. jhart615 says: Mar 24, 2012 3:26 PM

    No…you don’t pass up somebody who is universally considered the best prospect since Manning or Elway. If they said the same things about Griffin then you’d have some decisions to make but this shouldn’t be close. Luck is the pick

  2. babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 24, 2012 3:44 PM

    Luck offered to arm wrestle for the honor, but Griffin had a bit of a sore wrist that day.

  3. asw1028 says: Mar 24, 2012 3:47 PM

    Griffin III talks way too much while Luck remains quiet. Just remember these three words, RGIII: We shall see.

  4. 49ersgiants4life says: Mar 24, 2012 3:49 PM

    Really though remember how amazing Reggie bush was going to be and the saints were so happy the texans took super mario he was a “can’t miss” guy too…

  5. diamondmo33 says: Mar 24, 2012 4:02 PM

    Asw1028, why do you say griffin talks too much? If someone asks him a question, is he not supposed to answer it the way he truly feels? What’s wrong with him saying that he feels just as worthy as luck
    To go #1?

  6. skinsfantom says: Mar 24, 2012 4:16 PM

    as a skins fan i’m pretty jacked about rg3, just sayin

  7. stevenfbrackett says: Mar 24, 2012 4:21 PM

    Griffin has proven that he is very much in the same league as Luck talent-wise, so why should he concede anything?

  8. jbcommonsense says: Mar 24, 2012 4:23 PM

    Of course RGIII said he is a possible #1. What else would a self-respecting future star say?

  9. waltdawg says: Mar 24, 2012 4:30 PM

    SKINS!!!! SKINS!!!!! SKINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. asw1028 says: Mar 24, 2012 4:41 PM

    Asw1028, why do you say griffin talks too much? If someone asks him a question, is he not supposed to answer it the way he truly feels? What’s wrong with him saying that he feels just as worthy as luck
    To go #1?

    I used to live in Thailand and I went to see Muay Thai fights almost every weekend. Something I observed: the fighters who stood quietly in their corner before the match almost always won and the show boats almost always lost. There’s something to be said for quiet confidence.

    Of course RGIII has the right to express his feelings but I think a true competitor would rather shut up and let his play on the field do all of the talking. It’s not a big deal that he wants to go #1 but whether he is drafted first overall or dead last shouldn’t matter to him. All that should matter is that he gets a chance to earn his roster spot and his pay check. If he focuses on what it takes to do those two things then everything else should fall into place for him.

    One last thing…remember Gruden’s QB camp when he interviewed Ryan Mallett? Gruden brought in John Daly to talk to Mallett about being a pro and Daly said something interesting. He told Mallett that when you get to the pros that your talent is not enough. Everyone in this league has talent so what matters is putting in the work to get the most out of that talent. RGIII seems like a good kid and I don’t think hard work will be an issue for him but still…we shall see.

  11. kingpel says: Mar 24, 2012 4:41 PM

    The NFL draft kills me. Everything is a sure thing and then the majority of 1st rounders end up average players.

    But every year it is the same thing.

    Cant miss.

    Sure thing.


  12. tharoostah says: Mar 24, 2012 4:51 PM

    With the first overall pick of the 2012 NFL draft the Colts select: The Geico Cavman

    With the second pick of the 2012 NFL draft the Washington Redskins select: Andre 3000

  13. nfldoc says: Mar 24, 2012 5:03 PM

    The Colts threw the entire 2011 season away for the right to pick Luck. They’re not changing that plan now. Luck is the pick.

  14. choco2491 says: Mar 24, 2012 5:20 PM

    As great as Luck is and as much as a sure thing Luck is I still want Griffin to come to the Redskins. I love RG3 in Shanahan’s system.

  15. jmech001 says: Mar 24, 2012 5:55 PM

    RG3 might be good enough to be #1, but it will never happen. If the Colts take Luck and he turns out to be a bust, their fans cry for a little while and shrug their shoulders. If the Colts take a chance on RG3 and he turns out to be a bust, their fans will riot in the streets crying about missing out on Luck.

  16. naptownwarrior says: Mar 24, 2012 6:32 PM

    LUCKianapolis COLTS 2012 AFC South Champions!

  17. rabbdogg says: Mar 24, 2012 7:27 PM

    luck is a really good player, but RG3 is better..oh and the man can say whatever he wants..this aint kickboxing..its football

  18. wayne1693 says: Mar 24, 2012 10:45 PM

    I think RG3 is nuts for wanting to be picked by the Colts. The Redskins have a significantly better team, and a Hall-of-Fame, Offensive-minded coach.

  19. skin94249 says: Mar 25, 2012 1:10 AM

    Luck and Redskins is a oxymoron. RG3 to DC is poetry.

  20. txnative61 says: Mar 25, 2012 5:35 AM

    Anybody remember when Peyton Manning and Ryan Leaf were 1-2 picks. Just saying there are a lot of intangibles involved in success that may not be obvious at this point. I hope they are both successful, and hope they help their teams. They both need help.

  21. deangelo1776 says: Mar 25, 2012 8:28 AM

    Apparently Luck had an amazing session with Gruden. Both are can’t miss.

  22. corsair28 says: Mar 25, 2012 6:06 PM

    Really wish the season could just start already, this is going to be good. I really want to see how they both play.

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