Bruce Allen confirms RG3 will be pick No. 2


As if any confirmation was needed regarding the Redskins’ plans for the second pick in the 2012 draft, Redskins G.M. Bruce Allen provided it.

Appearing on NFL Network’s 2012 NFL Draft Kickoff Show, Allen says that Robert Griffin III will be the selection.

“The exciting part about what we were able to do was we fell in love with both quarterbacks [Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck],” Allen said.  “We knew we wanted to move up.  The Colts didn’t want to make a trade and the Rams having a franchise quarterback allowed us to pinpoint the number two spot.  But it’s not just this year for either one of those quarterbacks; it’s the body of work that they accomplished in college football, it’s what we found out about them as individuals that really set them apart from everybody that we had graded in this draft.”

The Redskins apparently would have been happy with either guy.  “They both have terrific talent,” Allen said.  “First of all, it starts with their leadership.  As most people will tell you, that position takes more than talent; it takes a leadership and a drive and a toughness that other positions in other sports don’t require.”

Still, it sounds like the Redskins preferred Griffin.  “[W]e think that Robert fits our offense to a tee,” Allen said.  “We’re excited about being able to complement him with what we’ve already been able to do with some of his special talents.  Obviously his charisma is going to be embraced by the Redskins Nation.”

He’s going to be embraced for much more than his charisma, given that he’ll be the 27th starting quarterback in the 27 years since Joe Theismann suffered a broken leg on Monday Night Football.

35 responses to “Bruce Allen confirms RG3 will be pick No. 2

  1. “There were some second thoughts after those ‘Voodoo Chicken Man’ photos surfaced from the Subway ad”, admitted Bruce, “But Geez, we paid a king’s ransom to move up, they would laugh even harder at us if we passed on the guy now…”.

  2. In related news, the NFL has decided to dock the Redskins and Colts $10 million in salary cap next year for taking all the drama out of the first half-hour of the draft telecast.

    Like we haven’t known this since the second the trade with the Rams was announced.

  3. Will Indianapolis and Washington both take their full 10 minutes each before announcing this tonight?

  4. I’d give anything to strap Irsay to a lie detector and ask him if his pick would change if Luck were black and Griffin were white. With all the drama sucked out of the draft, how does not ONE media member have the balls to write about this story. The NY Daily News tried to do so today but it was a bit soft.

  5. His face looks like, “Sorry coach, didn’t see that safety there”. Not trolling, just pointing out his facial expression…it happens to all rookies, don’t be sensitive.

    If he and Luck live up to their potential (and the hype), this is one crazy draft for QB talent and the Skins are very lucky…

  6. I agree with you rtrmusic…lol I don’t see why we just can’t have both of them at the podium when it starts to get their jerseys and hats and then start with #3.

  7. i don’t believe it for a second….they traded away the farm really to get Jeff Demps.

  8. rtrmusic says:
    Apr 26, 2012 4:08 PM
    If the 1st two picks still take 20+ minutes I will scream

    agree – can we just make the darn picks and move onto the drama

  9. If this kid becomes HALF what they hype him to be, it will become known as one of the great draft trades Washington ever did. If not…………..well, he can’t be worse than Rex Grossman, RG1………or Beck…..Or Danny Weurfel, Shane Matthews, Heath Schuler, Jeff George, Patrick Ramsey, heck, the best QB since Mark Rypien has to be Gus Frerotte or Brad Johnson!!!!!

  10. youhavenoclue says:
    Apr 26, 2012 4:29 PM
    who cares? he’ll be out of the league in 3 years. OVERRATED

     Yep youhavenoclue TROLL!

  11. youhavenoclue says:Apr 26, 2012 4:29 PM

    who cares? he’ll be out of the league in 3 years. OVERRATED

    Naw. Akili Smith made it to his fourth year, and he stunk on ice.

  12. I’m not a Skins fan, but I do live in the DC area. So I’m surrounded by Skins fans. It is almost disturbing- practically scary- how much emotional investment the fans here are putting into RG3.

    I have a few friends who are Redskins out-and-out fanatics who are already jumping up and down, claiming everything from an imminent Super Bowl appearance to “He’ll be the best player to have ever worn the uniform” to “I’m taking my work vacation during the playoffs so I can go see the Redskins win.”

    Easy, dudes. Have a little perspective and humbleness. All this “we’ve got it in the bag” behavior is just gonna make it hurt worse when you guys don’t go 16-0 and win the Super Bowl (as seems to be the expectation around here.) Not to mention that the sudden chest beating by fans of a perennially bad team just makes you look stupid (see Lions fans.)

    How about just being happy that the guy had a good college career and being optimistic, but not ridiculously overblown expectations of the guy?

  13. Well, yeah. They traded half of what they have for the 2nd spot, Now they’re more or less stuck with griffin. If they don’t draft this coward, they look stupid. Now at least they’ll look stupid later when he busts.

  14. The Redskins will pick griffin in this draft. This season they’ll be picking up griffin’s horse teeth off of the FedExField turf.

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