Redskins Confirm Robert Griffin III Will Be Their Pick In NFL Draft

The Redskins confirmed what we already knew and said they would be selecting Robert Griffin III in Thursday's Draft.

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Robert Griffin III, NFL Draft 2012: Redskins Ready To Move Up, According To Report

The Washington Redskins have apparently identified Robert Griffin III as the player they want in the 2012 NFL Draft and, according to the Washington Post, are willing to part with two first-round picks, as well as other picks, in order to get him. With Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck projected to go No. 1, the St. Louis Rams likely control the fate of Griffin and they've expressed a willingness to trade out of the position for a haul similar to the one the San Diego Chargers netted in 2004.

The Redskins are reportedly prepared to send their No. 6 overall pick in this year's draft, next year's first-round pick and assorted other picks to St. Louis for the chance to pick Griffin.

Acquiring the pick may not be that simple, though. The Cleveland Browns have two first-round picks in this year's Draft, including the No. 4 overall pick, and are reportedly interested in trading up as well.

Whoever gets Griffin will be getting a player that would probably go No. 1 many years. He recently clocked a 4.41 40 time and finished off his college career by throwing for 4,293 yards, 37 touchdowns and just six interceptions. Mocking the Draft considers him the No. 5 overall prospect, but almost every mock draft has him going at No. 2.


Robert Griffin III Will Reportedly Enter 2012 NFL Draft, Expected To Be Top 5 Pick

Robert Griffin III is reportedly planning to declare for the 2012 NFL Draft, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. This should come as a shock to exactly nobody as the Heisman Trophy winner had almost nothing left to prove in college and is widely expected to be among the top picks in the draft.

In SB Nation's latest Mock NFL Draft, Ryan Van Bibber had Griffin going to the Cleveland Browns with the No. 4 pick. But Griffin might not last even that long if teams like the the Washington Redskins or Miami Dolphins decide to trade up. Mocking the Draft seemed to think the St. Louis Rams, who hold the No. 2 pick, might be one of the teams looking to trade. The only quarterback in the draft expected to go higher is Andrew Luck, who just about everyone has going No. 1 to the Indianapolis Colts.


NFL Draft 2012: Robert Griffin III Will Enter Draft, According To Report

Robert Griffin III has helped resurrect a Baylor program regarded as a doormat and won a Heisman Trophy in Waco, and is now likely to be one of the first quarterbacks selected in the 2012 NFL Draft. ESPN's Chris Mortensen is now reporting that Griffin will enter the 2012 NFL Draft, forgoing his senior year of eligibility at Baylor.

Griffin threw for 4,293 yards and 37 touchdowns in 2011, and added another 699 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground. He was regarded as the third-best quarterback prospect in the 2012 NFL Draft class behind Stanford's Andrew Luck and USC's Matt Barkley before Barkley announced his decision to remain at USC for the 2012 season, and could be a top-five or top-10 pick as a result.

Griffin's mobility and accuracy will both be assets for him, but expect NFL scouts to nitpick his mechanics and wonder about his size and durability.

For more on RG3, visit Baylor blog Our Daily Bears. For more NFL Draft, head to Mocking the Draft.


Alamo Bowl 2011: Robert Griffin III's Father Attempting To Limit Distractions

Robert Griffin III is doing his best to stay focused for his Baylor Bears bowl game against the Washington Huskies, but it apparently hasn't been easy. The quarterback's father has actually been forced to issue an ultimatum to any agents trying to contact his son during preparations leading up to the 2011 Alamo Bowl.

In fact, according to the gossip hounds over at TMZ, Griffin won't sign with any agent that contacts him directly as per a mandate from his father.

Sources close to RG3's family tell TMZ, RG2 (aka Dad) has decided any agents who contact his son directly will be out of the running to sign him ... and thereby, screwed out of a future multi-million dollar commission.

We're told Dad wants all the agents to contact him -- leaving RG3 alone to focus on next week's Alamo Bowl, and his Master's degree. Believe it or not, some reps are playing ball -- we're told Dad's talking to 5 big-time agents ... just in case RG3 goes pro.

As for that big decision -- our source says Griffin is stressed about it, and far from a lock to go pro ...

Whether that keeps agents away remains to be seen, but it's probably worth doing whatever is possible to make sure a future client showcases his talents on the big stage while keeping his family on the good side.

For more on Robert Griffin III and the Bears, head over to the SB Nation blog Our Daily Bears. For more on the Huskies, check out SB Nation blog UW Dawg Pound. For more on the Alamo Bowl, check out our dedicated stream.

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