2012 NFL Mock Draft: Robert Griffin III To Redskins Is No Surprise

With the second pick in SB Nation's 2012 NFL mock draft, the Washington Redskins select Baylor QB Robert Griffin III.

The lack of drama at the top of our 2012 NFL mock draft continues. The Indianapolis Colts selected Stanford QB Andrew Luck with the top pick, as expected, and the Redskins don't surprise anyone here by selecting RG3. He is a dynamic quarterback with a terrific long ball that you don't often see with such athletic quarterbacks. His ability to move around in the pocket and throw on the run is perfect for Mike Shanahan's offense.

SB Nation's Hogs Haven explains the pick:

Well, Washington finally has a franchise QB. Redskins fans have had to endure 20 different starting quarterbacks since the glory years including such names as Jeff George, John Beck, Heath Shuler, Jeff Hostetler, Tony Banks, Patrick Ramsey ... I think my point is clear. No one wins without a quarterback. I'm tired of the "Trent Dilfer" logic since the game has evolved since then. The Redskins made a bold move to trade away two extra first round picks and a second this year, but frankly it was a trade they had to make. Griffin's high character background (military parents), work ethic (graduated college early and already working on Master's), and athletic accomplishments make him a much less risk of a "bust" where previous quarterbacks failed in these departments. I think of Ryan Leaf over-sleeping a meeting with the Colts. With a defense that has a knack for forcing turnovers, a quarterback that can protect the ball and make smart decisions will certainly add wins. At the very least, fans have something to be excited about. Sorry, Cleveland.

For more analysis of the pick, visit Mocking The Draft. SB Nation's Vikings blog, Daily Norseman, is now on the clock with the third pick.

Robert Griffin III 2012 NFL Draft Profile (via sbnnfl)

For more NFL draft news on the Redskins, visit Hogs Haven and SB Nation DC. And click here to follow SB Nation's NFL bloggers mock draft.

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