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Franchise quarterbacks are hard to come by in the NFL.
As such, teams will be fighting hard to acquire the valuable No. 2 pick in the 2012 NFL draft. Having that selection ensures the services of a future star in the NFL in Robert Griffin III.
Of course, no player is a lock. But, the production and measurable credentials are all there.
Griffin completed 72 percent of his passes during his senior season, and did so going deep by averaging over 10 yards per completion.
Athletically, Griffin is equally as gifted as 2011 breakout star Cam Newton. At this point, Griffin is more polished as a passer than Newton was and will have a full offseason to learn the intricacies of NFL offenses.
That's why trade talks surrounding the No. 2 pick are so loud. NFL lead writer Matt Miller has the Redskins trading a 2012 first-round pick, second-round pick and 2013 first-rounder to get the No. 2 pick.
A proper price to pay for a potential franchise-changing signal-caller.