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RG3 is More Steve Young, Than Michael Vick. Here's Why


We're almost a month removed from the draft and the conversations regarding Luck vs RG3 have gone from "Who's the better prospect" to "Who will be the better prospect faster." Andrew Luck has received an enormous amount of coverage which has featured mind-boggling levels of praise from NFL analysts and scouts alike starting from the moment he put on Stanford uniform. He has been called the "Best QB prospect since Elway." While Luck has been all but dubbed "The GOAT" to be, RG3 has been placed in his shadow and deemed as a player who's "not as NFL ready." One the things that baffles me in the constant degradation being done to Griffin is the blatant, perpetual ignorance of the numbers Griffin put up during his stellar career at Baylor. This man threw for over 4000 yards and 36 TDs last year and did so against top notch competition, yet all we hear is "how good Luck is." In spite of RG3's performance, he has already been labeled a "running QB" by many of his critics. His game is compared more to Vick than "Bret Favre." This doesn't surprise me because it's the same thing they (the critics) did with Cam Newton. It's the same thing they did with Warren Moon. It's the same thing they always do with any African American QB who comes into the league.

I've had the opportunity to watch Griffin in college as well as Vick. When I look at RG3, I see a completely different kind of beast. I don't see a "run 1st, pass second" QB who is more often indecisive than on the money. I see a QB who will pass first, and only run if he has to. Griffin has the chance to be something the league hasn't seen since Steve Young. In fact, that's who Griffin reminds me more of than anyone else. That's what makes him as intriguing of a prospect as we've ever seen in over 20 years. I really feel that the Redskins will be a serious threat right out of the gate because of not only what Griffin is capable of, but also because of what Shanahan will be able to get out of him. Shanny is one of the most innovative offensive minds in the game. What's even scarier is the fact that he has never had a player like Griffin in his arsenal before.

I have heard a lot of people say that "if the Redskins had the 1st pick overall, they would have taken Luck over Griffin." I say, if the Redskins really wanted Luck, they would have called the Colts and offered a deal they couldn't refuse instead of the Rams. I believe Shanahan when he told Griffin that "We would have drafted you 1st overall if we had the pick." Shanahan knows exactly what he has with Griffin. So do I. And a supposed last minute "70 yard chuck into the wind" throw by Luck didn't change my perception either. It's amazing how so many people in this country can be manipulated by the media and sports personalities when the only thing any of us really need to see the truth are two things: "Our own eyes", and "common sense."

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