Robert Griffin III will graduate from Baylor with a 3.67 GPA. He just won the Heisman Trophy and his NFL stock will never be higher.
Griffin has another year of eligibility, but there’s little reason to think he’ll return to school. So what will his draft stock look like? Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News, one of the foremost draft analysts, thinks Griffin will be a top-ten pick.
“[NFL scouts] are looking at what Tim Tebow and Cam Newton are doing, this is a better version of Cam Newton and Tim Tebow,” Gosselin says.
It’s very early in the process, but top-ten may be conservative. There are at least some analysts that think Griffin is a better prospect than Andrew Luck, so he already sounds like a decent bet for the top-five. Griffin seems like a kid that will only impress teams more the more they talk to him.
ESPN’s Jon Gruden couldn’t contain his excitement over RGIII during Monday’s telecast. Gruden indicated that the Rams, for instance, should look very hard at Griffin despite the presence of Sam Bradford on the roster.
We suspect there will be enough people that agree with Gruden to inspire a lot of Luck vs. Griffin debates next year.