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08:06 AM ET 02.22 | Earlier this week, Robert Griffin III told a national radio audience he could run under the 40 in under 4.4. The 2011 Heisman Trophy winner proved over the past year he's a lot more than just a guy who happens to have World Class speed as a hurdler. RG3's exploits as a college QB are now well-documented. Griffin not only blossomed as a quarterback, often doing his damage as a pocket passer but he also has filled out quite a bit since coming to Waco and is a solid 6-2, 220. However, he still has wheels like few others at any position. QBs, especially ones with arms like Griffin has, almost never run sub-4.6s in Indy, RG3 should blow that away.

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February 22, 2012  08:09 AM ET

Good threads today, so far.

February 22, 2012  08:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Good threads today, so far.

They are riveting, aren't they?

February 22, 2012  08:11 AM ET

Yeah, I'm speechless.

February 22, 2012  08:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

They are riveting, aren't they?

For a change.... Actually making me think this morning.

February 22, 2012  08:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

For a change.... Actually making me think this morning.

I think the Redskins need to move up to #2.

February 22, 2012  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I think the Redskins need to move up to #2.

Depends on what we have to give up...

Badly need a franchise QB, but I also see the success we had last year in getting more young players in.

I have a feeling they're throwing out smoke-screens, and potentially moving up.

February 22, 2012  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Depends on what we have to give up...Badly need a franchise QB, but I also see the success we had last year in getting more young players in.I have a feeling they're throwing out smoke-screens, and potentially moving up.

*Saw the impact of the younger players last season... Don't know about "success".

February 22, 2012  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Depends on what we have to give up...Badly need a franchise QB, but I also see the success we had last year in getting more young players in.I have a feeling they're throwing out smoke-screens, and potentially moving up.

*Saw the impact of the younger players last season... Don't know about "success".

February 22, 2012  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

...I have a feeling they're throwing out smoke-screens, and potentially moving up.

They should.

I admit to being a bit biased in my outlook... but I really do think Griff is going to be a special player in the NFL. The kid can make all the throws, he can move in the pocket, his leadership skills are unquestioned and he won't embarrass the franchise.

To me... it's a no-brainer.

February 22, 2012  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

They should. I admit to being a bit biased in my outlook... but I really do think Griff is going to be a special player in the NFL. The kid can make all the throws, he can move in the pocket, his leadership skills are unquestioned and he won't embarrass the franchise. To me... it's a no-brainer.

Cam Newton probably helped him a bit or we'd have similar questions about RGIII than everyone was saying about Cam last year

Shanahan believes himself as a QB guru though and he may think somebody else is his guy but he won't tip his hand

February 22, 2012  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

They are riveting, aren't they?

I'm hoping the next thread is about the new carpet in the visitor's locker room.

February 22, 2012  08:36 AM ET
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I'm hoping the next thread is about the new carpet in the visitor's locker room.

Yes and we can trace it back to a 1995 Brett Favre interview where he said he prefers carpet in locker rooms....so lets get the rumor train started

February 22, 2012  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Cam Newton probably helped him a bit or we'd have similar questions about RGIII than everyone was saying about Cam last yearShanahan believes himself as a QB guru though and he may think somebody else is his guy but he won't tip his hand

It's possible, I just think this QB class drops off big time after Luck and Griffin. I think Tannehill is going to get way over drafted and bust big time. The only other QB I think looks like a possible 1st rounder would be Brandon Weeden, but his age puts a big dent in his prospects.

February 22, 2012  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Yes and we can trace it back to a 1995 Brett Favre interview where he said he prefers carpet in locker rooms....so lets get the rumor train started

Are you sure he didn't mean that he liked to lick carpet in the visitor's locker room?

February 22, 2012  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Are you sure he didn't mean that he liked to lick carpet in the visitor's locker room?

If that gets us a Jen Steger picture...I'm up for it

February 22, 2012  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

They should. I admit to being a bit biased in my outlook... but I really do think Griff is going to be a special player in the NFL. The kid can make all the throws, he can move in the pocket, his leadership skills are unquestioned and he won't embarrass the franchise. To me... it's a no-brainer.

Would you take him over Luck?

February 22, 2012  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Are you sure he didn't mean that he liked to lick carpet in the visitor's locker room?

Nice

February 22, 2012  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

It's possible, I just think this QB class drops off big time after Luck and Griffin. I think Tannehill is going to get way over drafted and bust big time. The only other QB I think looks like a possible 1st rounder would be Brandon Weeden, but his age puts a big dent in his prospects.

True -I'm sure the Matt Barkley & Landry Jones decisions have the Tannehill family extremely excited
Brandon Weeden was the prospect in the Kevin Brown to the yankees trade...so yeah OLD

February 22, 2012  08:42 AM ET
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Would you take him over Luck?

Not a chance in my opinion... But Luck is pretty much off the table.

 
February 22, 2012  08:43 AM ET

Every year, we are served up the next "Superman" that will take the NFL game to the next level....remember Donovan McNabb, Michael Vick, Jamarcus Russell, Cam Newton? Sure, these young men have incredible athletic gifts.....BUT, the most important qualities of an NFL QB reside in their heads and hearts.... Bart Starr, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana, Tom Brady......none of those guys would be considered "Superman", but they are all QBs that made the most of what talents they possessed, and that of their teamates....

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