The No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft has some doubts about the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.
Broncos linebacker Von Miller, who twice played against Robert Griffin III when Miller was at Texas A&M and Griffin was at Baylor, doesn’t view Griffin as an elite prospect, and he says from first-hand experience (having sacked Griffin and forced a fumble in a 2010 Texas A&M victory) that Griffin doesn’t always stand up to pressure.
“He can throw the ball pretty well, and he’s fast. But if you hit him enough times, he’s going to wear down,” Miller told Pro Football Weekly. “He can run and throw, but I wouldn’t put him in that same class as [Michael] Vick, Cam [Newton] or [Josh] Freeman.”
Miller talked up the third quarterback on most draft lists, his old Texas A&M teammate Ryan Tannehill, and he also acknowledged that he might be a bit biased in his assessment of Griffin.
“You know I can’t say anything nice about somebody from Baylor,” Miller said.
Biased or not, it’s the second day in a row we’ve heard a critical comment about Griffin, after Griffin had been almost universally praised for several months. At least this time, instead of coming from an unnamed scout, the criticism comes from a player who has met Griffin on the field — and isn’t afraid to put his name behind his comments.