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08:04 AM ET 04.20 | As the draft nears, and scouts get to fill notebooks with their take on prospects, at least one or two were bound to find something negative to say about Robert Griffin III. "Everybody is just assuming because of the Heisman and the socks ... they are ignoring a lot of bad tape that he's had," a third scout said. "I don't think he has vision or pocket feel, which to me are the two most important components of quarterbacking." ... [Said a fourth scout]: "This guy, the only way he gets big plays with his feet is if he's got a wide-open field and the sea opens for him. He's got a little bit of a selfish streak, too. Everybody was laying on Cam, but for some reason this guy has become gloves off. He doesn't treat anybody good."

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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April 20, 2012  08:07 AM ET

and quite often these 'expert' scouts are totally off-base.

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April 20, 2012  08:11 AM ET

Morning Mick.

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April 20, 2012  08:14 AM ET
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This is just coming up now ????

Happens every year... Probably a scout that is in love with Tannehill.



Morning bud!

April 20, 2012  08:15 AM ET
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Happens every year... Probably a scout that is in love with Tannehill. Morning bud!

Tannehill?? lmao. thanks for not disappointing this morning O! GO RANGERS!

April 20, 2012  08:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

... GO RANGERS!

GO RANGERS!!!

April 20, 2012  08:23 AM ET

I wonder if these scouts would be saying the same thing if their own team was lined up to select him.

April 20, 2012  08:24 AM ET

Doesn't matter what the scouts think. Mr. Snyder has deemed him to be his pick.

So let it be written. So let it be done.

April 20, 2012  08:29 AM ET

These are the same scouts who laud the exploits and value of people like JaMarcus Russell, Matt Leinhart, Ryan Leaf, etc. etc.

April 20, 2012  08:31 AM ET

Matters not. He is the second best bet in this draft. He can thank Barkley for that.

April 20, 2012  08:37 AM ET

They forgot to mention that one the scout's last night is irsay?

April 20, 2012  08:38 AM ET

That's what happens when agents get to the scouts.

April 20, 2012  08:39 AM ET

*Sniff, sniff* That's my quarterback!

April 20, 2012  08:39 AM ET
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and quite often these 'expert' scouts are totally off-base.

More than likely these experts will be right or the other experts who think the exact opposite will be right.

April 20, 2012  08:39 AM ET

Everytime I've heard this kid I don't get the selfish vibe from him, more of a confident one. Arrogant a little? Maybe, but this is the position you want a confident, slightly arrogant guy. The QB has to be a leader of men, and the best at that usually are kinda arrogant.

April 20, 2012  08:40 AM ET

This reminds me of poltical reporters with an agenda who come up with stuff like "Candidate X got in trouble for blowing bubbles into his milk through a straw in first grade."

April 20, 2012  08:42 AM ET

Why should other teams care? The only 2 teams in the hunt for Luck or RG3 are Indy and Washington. If either of them gets drafted and becomes a bust why should they care?

April 20, 2012  08:42 AM ET
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Everytime I've heard this kid I don't get the selfish vibe from him, more of a confident one. Arrogant a little? Maybe, but this is the position you want a confident, slightly arrogant guy. The QB has to be a leader of men, and the best at that usually are kinda arrogant.

Agreed. He seems more of a Cam Newton character. High level of confidence in what he brings to the team. With Newton's success last year, RG3 has his work cut out for him, especially with the Skins.

 
April 20, 2012  08:42 AM ET
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This reminds me of poltical reporters with an agenda who come up with stuff like "Candidate X got in trouble for blowing bubbles into his milk through a straw in first grade."

...and the fact that he was caught eating paste is a clear indication of a drug problem lurking under the surface.

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