Posted Tue Feb 28th by Jon Heath
Former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, a top 2012 NFL Draft prospect, saw his ratings go through the roof after an impressive Combine performance which featured a 4.41 forty-yard-dash time.
Considered the second-best quarterback in the draft (behind Stanford’s Andrew Luck), Griffin won the Heisman Trophy earlier in the year and has been the hottest prospect of this year’s draft class.
With Luck expected to go to the Colts first overall however, there is a mystery as to who will select Griffin second overall. The St. Louis Rams hold the second overall selection, but already have third-year quarterback Sam Bradford and are looking to trade down the draft board.
There has been a lot of speculation as to who will trade up to draft Griffin, and one columnist, Fox Sports‘ John Czarnecki, could see the Denver Broncos as the team to watch.
“One mystery team (after Griffin) might be the Broncos,” wrote Czarnecki. “John Elway loves the Heisman winner, and it’s been no secret that their scouting department did extensive homework on college quarterbacks last fall. Then again, Elway may just hope that Ryan Tannehill falls to them.”
The Broncos reportedly have been impressed by two other quarterbacks, but Tannehill may not be available at 25th overall and Griffin will be a top-two pick. If Denver were to move up, the trade would probably involve quarterback Tim Tebow in a three-way deal.
Of course, this is all just speculation, but Griffin would instantly feel comfortable behind Denver’s offensive line—which some considered one of the best in the NFL last season—as Broncos’ center J.D. Walton snapped to Griffin for two years during his Baylor playing days.
Denver would have to trade around two first round selections (2012 and 2013), a third round selection and/or quarterback Tim Tebow. Would you be in favor of such a trade?