2012 NFL Draft: 4 Teams That Should Be Fighting for Robert Griffin III

Steven MarinoContributor IIIFebruary 29, 2012

2012 NFL Draft: 4 Teams That Should Be Fighting for Robert Griffin III

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    The 2012 NFL draft practically has the number one draft choice solidified in Andrew Luck.

    The number two quarterback is Robert Griffin III. Last season with Baylor, Griffin had a monster year.

    Griffin threw for 4,293 yards, 37 touchdowns, six interceptions, and ten rushing touchdowns.

    The St. Louis Rams currently own the number two draft choice, and have quarterback Sam Bradford, who is guaranteed $50 million in his current contract.

    The Rams have recently notified NFL teams that they are willing to trade their number two overall pick.

    The Colts are most likely drafting Andrew Luck, which leaves Peyton Manning's future with the organization up in the air.

    Many teams would love to have Manning as their quarterback, but with the possibility of him returning to the Colts, here is a list of teams who should be fighting for Robert Griffin III.

Cleveland Browns

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    The Cleveland Browns hold the number four overall pick in April's upcoming NFL Draft.

    Colt McCoy was the Browns staring quarterback last season throwing for 2,733 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. McCoy had a completion percentage of 57.2.

    The Cleveland Browns play in the competitive AFC North Division, with proven quarterbacks such as Ben Roethlisberger, Joe Flacco, and Cincinnati's rookie Andy Dalton, who was in the conversation for rookie of the year with Cam Newton.

    With the Steelers and Ravens as constant playoff caliber teams, the Cleveland Browns need a player of Robert Griffin III's status to turn their losing ways around.

    Griffin is uber-athletic and can provide the spark that the Browns have been looking for. 

Washington Redskins

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    The Washington Redskins play in the highly competitive NFC East Division, competing with the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, and the Dallas Cowboys.

    The Giants, Eagles and Cowboys all boast top-caliber quarterbacks. Then you have the Redskins, who struggled mightily last season with Rex Grossman and John Beck at the helm.

    Grossman threw for 3,151 yards, 16 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. He completed 57.9 percent of his pass attempts.

    Beck started three games and threw for 858 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions.

    The Redskins have been in a drought in recent years, and acquiring Robert Griffin III would go a long way towards competing with the elite talents in the NFC East.

Jacksonville Jaguars

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    The Jacksonville Jaguars hold the seventh pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

    Last season, the Jaguars started rookie Blaine Gabbert who threw for 2,214 yards, 12 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Gabbert had a 50.8 completion percentage.

    The Jaguars have one of the leagues top running backs in Maurice Jones-Drew, and the tandem of Griffin and Jones-Drew would cause defensive coordinators to lose sleep (especially if the Jags can add a solid wideout).

    Griffin posted the fastest forty yard dash time at this year's NFL combine for quarterbacks.

    With the speed and power that Griffin and Jones-Drew possess, the Jaguars could use the standout from Baylor to help them compete in the AFC South. 

Miami Dolphins

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    The Miami Dolphins finished the season at 6-10 and fired their head coach.

    They used a tandem of quarterbacks in Matt Moore and Chad Henne.

    Moore threw for 2,497 yards, 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions, to go along with a completion percentage of 60.5.

    Henne started the first three games of the season and threw for 868 yards, connecting for four touchdowns and four interceptions.  Henne completed 57.1 percent of his passes.

    The Dolphins compete with Tom Brady and the Patriots twice a season, as well as the New York Jets.

    Pairing Robert Griffin III with Reggie Bush and Brandon Marshall could help the Dolphins make some noise in the AFC East.