Baylor’s Robert Griffin III, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, could go in the No. 2 spot. Cleveland or Washington could work out a deal with St. Louis, which has the second overall pick.
Some believe that Griffin could overtake Andrew Luck as the top quarterback in the draft.
“I love everything about this kid,” NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said. “The question that I have is, is that he doesn’t throw with anticipation mostly because he doesn’t have to in that offense. He has nimble footwork and they spread it out so wide.
“He’s got some talented and gifted receivers. He’s got great touch and accuracy, medium and deep. He’s got arm strength. He’s tough. He take hits. But he doesn’t anticipate throws. He waits until they develop and then he throws them.
“My only question is will he develop that.”
Mayock likes Griffin’s pocket presence.
“He will stay in and take hits,” he said. “We all know he can run. . .but he initially looks to get the football down the field and I like that. His eyes are down the field. He’s conscience of the fact that he can make big plays with his eyes and his arm as opposed to with his legs.”
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog