I believe both Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III are capable of winning super bowls with the right supporting casts. Today, it has been confirmed that Stanford Cardinal signal-caller Andrew Luck will go no. 1 overall to the Indianapolis Colts in next Thursday’s 2012 NFL Draft. This means that Baylor Bears quarterback Robert Griffin III will likely be the second pick for the Washington Redskins, who are in dire need to elect a new field general in the Nations Capital.
I have had Luck going no. 1 overall in mock drafts since Oct. 2011. Luck could have gone pro last season as a redshirt sophomore; however Luck decided to return to Stanford and ended up replicating his consistency, similar to what Peyton Manning did after returning to Tennessee for his senior season.
I had Robert Griffin III going eighth overall back in my June 2011 mock draft behind quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Matt Barkley. I thought Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones was overrated and mocked him 10th to the Colts as a successor to Peyton Manning at the time. Barkley returned to school for the USC Trojans. Robert Griffin III won the Heisman with an upset win over Oklahoma, destroyed Washington in the Alamo Bowl, dropping 67 points on the Washington Huskies defense, wowed GM’s at his combine, and dominated his pro day.
I originally moved RGIII up to fourth with the Cleveland Browns after Barkley returned. As the NFL Combine approached, rumors about a team needing to move up for Robert Griffin III at the second spot became more of a reality. In the end, Washington opted to trade up with the St. Louis Rams for the no. 2 pick.
I have raved about both quarterbacks since June last year. If you follow the NFL and the NFL Draft, it has gotten to the point where you are probably sick of hearing about how good both of these quarterbacks are until you see them step on the field and play in Week 1.
This post is basically a brief overview of what Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III have accomplished leading up to the 2012 NFL Draft. What I want this to become is a round table discussion where people reading this piece and comment on which player they like better and why?