Baylor Pro Day: Robert Griffin III and Future NFL Stars Ready to Shine
The Baylor Bears are holding their annual pro day on Monday, March 21 to showcase the talents of their football players trying to get drafted into the NFL.
It’s also the world’s first time seeing Robert Griffin on the field since the Washington Redskins went all in by trading up to the No. 2 spot in the draft to ensure they would get the star QB.
While Griffin will be the focal point of the day, there are other stars on the premises that should be getting just as much attention. All of the following players will be under the microscope today.
Robert Griffin III, QB
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By this point of the process, the few fans unfamiliar with RGIII or his work at the collegiate level will see that his performance at the 2012 NFL scouting combine was no fluke.
While many scouts predicted him to do well in all of the activities planned for the QBs, his sheer dominance was amazing. Besides leading the quarterbacks with an astounding 4.41 40-yard dash time, the likely future Redskin was also the top performer in the vertical jump.
If Griffin can translate all of his success in college and at the scouting combine to a stellar pro day, the stock that has already risen so high will increase even more.
Kendall Wright, WR
While there have been scouts that accuse the Baylor wide receiver of taking plays off when he is not involved, his performance at the NFL scouting combine proved that he has the talent to be an NFL wide receiver.
Some say even a first-round pick. Others say the best wide receiver in the draft.
Either way teams fall on the fence about Wright, the Baylor pro day will be a great chance for teams to not only see what Wright can do on the field, but what kind of mind the young man has.
If he doesn’t come off like a diva wide receiver to the teams interested in his services, Wright has the talent to be a star at the NFL level.
Philip Blake, C
Cut from the same cloth as fellow Baylor alum Danny Watkins last season, center Philip Blake is a Canadian native that did not play football until his senior year in high school. Just like Watkins, Blake is full of talent but very raw.
Blake has the size and quickness to be a center at the NFL level with power to boot, but he tends to have problems blocking more athletic defensive linemen.
While some teams fear how raw he is, the three-year starter at Baylor protected Griffin and led the offensive line well. Add in his excellent attitude and work ethic and you have a mid-round pick that could be a Pro Bowl player.
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