2012 NFL Draft: Indianapolis Colts' Mistake Not Meeting with Robert Griffin III
The Indianapolis Colts are all set to select Andrew Luck with the first pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, but the team apparently won't even bring Robert Griffin III in for a private workout, and that is a huge mistake.
Let me first say that Luck is the best, most complete quarterback prospect I've ever scouted. The Colts should take the Stanford quarterback with the top pick in this year's draft. To me, there is no question about that.
But I still think every franchise should do its due diligence and investigate every option available to it.
While Indianapolis will bring in the Luck for a private workout, the team's new general manager Ryan Grigson should also do the same with Griffin. There would be no harm in bringing in the Baylor quarterback for a workout and interview.
Many view Griffin as the second-best player in the entire draft—full disclosure I rank him No. 3 behind Luck and USC offensive tackle Matt Kalil—so why not bring him in, watch him work out, then pick his brain a little? It makes no sense not to.
Grigson claimed that "circumstances" won't allow the Colts to do that with Griffin, so they just attended his pro day instead. Frankly, that's just silly. If the team with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft were to call any prospect and ask for a workout, he would drop everything to do so.
There is no reason to believe that Griffin actually can't work out for Indianapolis. It is more than likely that the team has just made up its mind on the top selection and doesn't care to investigate further, choosing instead to work on scouting other players.
That is a moronic stance.
The Colts will make what is likely the most important draft decision in franchise history (certainly the most important since 1998) on April 26. Even if they have their minds made up they should investigate all their options thoroughly. It never hurts to have backup options prepared in case something disastrous happens.
Not bringing Griffin in for a workout and some one-on-one time with team officials is a huge mistake.
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