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Why Robert Griffin Could End Up Being the Top QB of the 2012 NFL Draft Class

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 26:  Robert Griffin III #10 of the Baylor Bears at Cowboys Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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James BrownSenior Analyst IDecember 12, 2014

Baylor’s quarterback Robert Griffin III, or as he is more affectionately known, RG3, is rising up the draft charts.

When the season began, all the talk was about Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. Luck was immediately crowned the best quarterback in college football and the No. 1 overall draft pick in the NFL. That is why they play the games.

Robert Griffin has emerged as one of the best quarterbacks in the college game and there is reason to believe he will be the top signal caller of the 2012 NFL draft class.

Griffin has mobility. He moves well in the pocket and uses his legs to avoid pressure. His first instinct is to pass, but he has the ability to break huge plays with his legs. This is an edge that he has over other quarterbacks in the draft and he is part of a new wave of quarterbacks that is leading the way into the NFL.

Griffin also has the unique toughness that is required to play in the NFL. He has been battered all season long because he is the main offensive threat for the Bears, yet he keeps coming back every Saturday to be the best player on the field.

Perhaps one of the most important aspects of RG3’s game is that he rarely turns the ball over. When playing at the next level, securing the ball is paramount. As he has grown over the years his game has gotten better in nearly every category as he has excelled as a quarterback.

Let other teams fight for Andrew Luck, but the best quarterback in the 2012 draft very well could be Robert Griffin III.

James Brown is a B/R Featured Columnist and can be followed on Twitter. Feel free to contact James at

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