Robert Griffin III has won the Heisman Trophy and his NFL Draft stock has absolutely skyrocketed because of it. He is now squarely considered a first-round draft pick and ESPN’s Todd McShay and Mel Kiper have him in their Top 12.
Assuming he declares for the draft, which I think he should, which teams would be the best fit for him?
Here are three teams that would most benefit from having RG3 on their roster.
Anyone who watched the Seahawks' game against the Rams knows how much this team needs a solid quarterback. Tavaris Jackson is a decent QB but he looked out of place and inconsistent in Pete Carroll’s offense.
RG3 would fit perfectly into this offense and with all of the young talent they have at wide receiver, this would be the perfect time to go shopping for a quarterback. Seattle is probably the best place he could end up.
The Redskins are in desperate need of a quarterback because Rex Grossman is simply not a winner. Bringing in the Heisman trophy winner would generate some excitement in the locker room and in the fanbase.
The only issue is that Griffin will need at least a season to really develop into an NFL quarterback and the Skins needed one yesterday. Matt Barkley would probably be the best fit for the team, but if he is not available, then they have to take RG3 or essentially waste another year.
Carson Palmer is not the long-term answer for the Raiders at quarterback, but there are a lot of holes to fill on defense and the offensive line. That said, this is a team that is probably already salivating at the prospect of having a playmaker like Griffin on the team.
If the team is smart, it will take a defensive guy in the first round and then find a way to get Texas A&M’s Ryan Tannehill (who has the measurables Oakland loves) in the late first or early second. But that plan could go down the tubes quickly if Matt Barkley doesn’t declare for the draft, because there are a lot of teams with a need at quarterback right now.