Robert Griffin III provided recommendation to the top-tier group of quarterbacks getting into the 2018 NFL Draft.
Griffin, who was the second general choose of the 2012 NFL Draft, stated the quarterbacks must take heed to their coaches. His feedback for USC Sam Darnold, UCLA’s Josh Rosen, Wyoming’s Josh Allen and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma) are attention-grabbing, contemplating Griffin and then-Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan weren’t at all times on the identical web page.
“The recommendation I might give them, to maintain it brief and frank, is (if) they’re able to play at a excessive stage in faculty, they will do this within the professionals,” stated Griffin, who signed final week with the Baltimore Ravens.
“Proper now, it is all about what everyone is saying, and you will get caught up in that. Do not get caught up in that. It is about taking part in the sport. Play it at a excessive stage and take heed to your coach. Know precisely who you might be as a participant and know that they are there to make you higher.”
Allen, Darnold and Rosen shall be chosen Nos. 1-Three in the latest mock draft by NFLDraftScout.com senior analyst Rob Rang. He has Mayfield projected to go 12th general to the Buffalo Payments, though Rang contends that sources say there is no such thing as a approach he’ll be on the board that lengthy, nevertheless.
The 2018 NFL Draft shall be held on April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The draft inventory of Lamar Jackson, the opposite Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback on this draft class, seems to be heading in the other way. Rang’s newest mock has him projected to go 15th general to the Arizona Cardinals.
Draft place however, Griffin stated he is aware of that younger gamers can discover themselves embracing their very own hype.
“All people needs to be labeled one of the best quarterback, one of the best this, one of the best that,” Griffin stated. “I see the fellows get caught up in that slightly bit. You simply need to ensure you do not.
“It is very important really feel a sure type of approach, however the place you get drafted, the place you go, is as vital because the quantity behind your identify. Hopefully, these guys get in an incredible group that can deal with them.”
Griffin, who was chosen one choose behind Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts, was named the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Yr. He spent 4 seasons in Washington, however his career-high totals in each passing touchdowns (20) and speeding scores (seven) got here throughout his rookie season.
The 28-year-old Griffin accomplished 59.2 p.c of his passes with two touchdowns and three interceptions in 5 video games in the course of the 2016 season with the Cleveland Browns.
Griffin led the Browns to their final win — over the then-San Diego Chargers on Christmas Eve 2016 — however was launched on March 10, 2017, after Cleveland acquired quarterback Brock Osweiler in a commerce with the Houston Texans.