Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III has made it official. He's going to take his talents to the NFL.
The Baylor Bears quarterback announced it at a press conference today, and College Football Talk tweeted the news as well.
Bleacher Report's NFL draft guru, Matt Miller, has a superb scouting report on Robert Griffin III that you can view here. It's an excellent breakdown of one of college football's most exciting players.
What Does It Mean?
The best player in Baylor history will be greatly missed by the Bears.
This news shouldn't be much of a surprise because RGIII has accomplished so much during his career, and he's projected to be a top-10 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Baylor had its greatest season in nearly two decades, and the departure of their talented QB will be a major setback for them.
It also means that an NFL team is about to take on a transformation because RGIII has all the tools to be a franchise QB.
What Happens Next?
RGIII will now put all of his attention toward impressing NFL scouts more than he already has. The goal is now to try to surpass Stanford's Andrew Luck as the No. 1 quarterback in the class of 2012.
That, of course, will not be easy. However, Griffin's skills have excited many, meaning a number of teams could trade up to get him, so being selected in the top five isn't out of the question.
Griffin is a dual-threat QB who thinks pass first, and that is what catches the eye of many scouts. His ability to extend plays with his feet, as well as strong arm and great vision, make him a sexy pick in the 2012 NFL draft.
He's a game-changer, and it's going to be very interesting to not only see where he lands in the draft, but also how his career goes in the NFL.