The Redskins knew at the end of the season that they were going to draft Robert Griffin the Third. They even traded with the Rams to ensure the pick. They also impressed me with the moves they made in the off-season by picking up Wide Receiver Peirre Garcon and, so at least Griffin has some targets to throw to when he gets to the facility.
Now usually the Redskins don't have very good first round picks, however I believe they knocked this one out of the park.
The only problem I foresee with Griffin is that he scrambles out of the pocket to much. Which is why he missed the majority of his college career. Everyone expected him to be just a third round pick, of course that was before the stellar senoir season he had. Griffin threw for 4,293 yards, 37 Touchdowns, and only 6 interceptions. In his senior year he did something Baylor had never done, HE beat the Oklahoma Sooners. The guys a stud there is no doubting that.
I will give Griffin props, he has an arm I can only compare to Jamarcus Russel, with the brains of Tom Brady. Not to mention the speed, agility and elusiveness of a half back. There is no doubt that he is one of the best players to come through the draft in a while. He will fit the Redskins system perfectly, the Redskins offensive package has the Quarter Back running the ball 40% of the time. This is the very reasondidn't do very well there last year, he can't run, that and the fact that he just sucks.
At the end of it all the Griffin has the best chance of all the rookies to have a great season. The Redskins front office did an amazing job surrounding the rookie with veteran talent. This is the only time I've ever been impressed withthe Redskins decision making.
One of Griffins toughest obstacles has to be that the Redskins drafted Kirk Cousins. I say this because of the Tebow situation in Denver last year.started struggling and the Tebow chants started, and the Redskins fans are even crazier. Griffin has to be afraid of this. However, he can't be worried about the pick, if he has a problem with the pick then the Redskins probably don't want Griffin to be their starter. But I believe that Griffin is a big enough man not to have a problem with it. He knows he is the starter. He just needs to keep it that way. But I don't see him having to much of a problem there. The fans are pumped to have him in Washington, and they will be patient with him.
This season won't be a Super Bowl season for Griffin and the Redskins, probably not even a Playoff season, this year will obviously be a rebuilding season. Plus they have one of the hardest schedules in the NFL this year. They are in one of the hardest conferences in the NFC, with teams like the Cowboys, Eagles, andGiants. They also have to play Falcons, Steelers, and Ravens. No doubt Griffin has to face some very tough defenses and will have a big test. But I still see them having a 7-9 season.