There have been subtle rumblings within NFL draft circles about who the Indianapolis Colts will select with the number one pick in the upcoming NFL draft. While it’s still widely believed they’ll stick with Stanford quarterback, Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin isn’t exactly an easy guy to pass up.
The Redskins worked out Andrew Luck this past week in a private workout on Stanford’s campus, while Griffin declined their request believing there’s no reason to risk injury at this point in the process.
Read into it what you will, but count the Washington Redskins among those who believe the Colts will indeed select Luck, leaving the Heisman trophy winner for their taking with the second overall pick.
According to Comcast SportsNet, Washington offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will be visiting RGIII tonight in Waco and will do the same each week for the next several weeks leading up to the draft.
Chick Hernandez used the hashtag “playbooktime” on his tweet most likely meaning Shanahan will start working on the intricacies of the ‘Skins offense with their potential new quarterback.
If that is indeed the case, it should give Griffin a leg up heading into summer workouts and then training camp, a luxury not afforded to many rookies
According to Pro Football Talk:
This is an unusual situation where a rookie who hasn’t been drafted yet is actually getting more time with his coach than a veteran quarterback would get. Under the rules of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Redskins aren’t allowed to open their offseason program yet. But they can visit with Griffin.
Rex Grossman is probably at home saying “Hey, wait a minute.” Well, that’s doubtful considering Grossman already knows the offense. But it’s also likely the Washington brass have high hopes of making Griffin the starting quarterback in Washington sooner rather than later. Getting a head start on the learning the playbook certainly won’t hurt those chances.