Robert Griffin: 5 Reasons 2012 NFL Draft Co-Star Will Make an Immediate Impact

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Robert Griffin: 5 Reasons 2012 NFL Draft Co-Star Will Make an Immediate Impact
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Despite all of the chatter amongst NFL analysts, Robert Griffin III will likely be the next quarterback of the Washington Redskins. Many speculate that Griffin is not ready for the NFL, let alone a competitive NFC East division complete with the reigning Super Bowl champion New York Giants as well as superstar Michael Vick and his Philadelphia Eagles

At the beginning of the 2011 campaign, NFL draft analysts projected RGIII as a second- or third-round pick.

His Heisman Trophy-winning season changed all that rather quickly.  

Griffin's 2011 season at Baylor revealed his many talents, including his rocket of an arm, unmatched strength at the quarterback position, mental toughness, and down-to-earth nature. The revelation catapulted him into the "top five draft pick" discussion. 

While two scouts have claimed that Griffin has a "selfish streak" and questioned "the way Griffin deals with people," Griffin professionally ignored the criticisms and continued to focus on draft day—a day of rejoicing for the Redskin faithful. 

Griffin hails from a working-class ethos that is reflected in his family values and expressed through his mental toughness and maturity, something sure to shock the NFL come Week 1. 

Here are the five reasons RGIII will make an immediate impact in the NFL.

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