Robert Griffin scouting report

Robert Griffin QB Baylor #10
Ht: 6’2″

Wt: 220

 
Strengths:
Adequate height. Good overall size; has the strength to take a hit and get back up. Elite arm strength. Has a nice, quick release. Has the touch that all elite quarterbacks possess; knows how to throw a catchable football, and knows when he needs to fire it in there. When he sets his feet, accuracy is adequate. Above-average accuracy on deep balls. An elite playmaker with his feet, but rarely gives up on a play too early. A patient pocket passer; willing to stand in and take a hit. Top intangibles; coaches and teammates all speak highly of his leadership qualities. Intelligent on and off the field.
Weaknesses:
Somewhat wreckless with the football, especially when he’s on the run. Mechanics tend to break down when he’s on the run. Needs to do a better job setting his feet before he throws. Missed majority of 2009 season with a torn ACL. Suffered concussion vs Texas Tech in 2011. Plays in a spread offense; will need to learn a new playbook at the next level.
Comments:
Griffin is a rare prospect. He possesses the athleticism of a Michael Vick or Cam Newton, but is already more developed as a pocket passer than any previous quarterback to enter the draft with his athleticism. Perhaps the most impressive quality he possesses is the way in which he stands in the pocket despite pressure around him (see 2011 Oklahoma game) – this is a rare quality for a young quarterback with the ability to make plays with his feet and bodes well for his future in the NFL. Additionally, he has the intangbiles and intelligence (on and off field) that teams look for in a quarterback – something which many previous elite athletic quarterbacks (Vick, Newton, Vince Young) have lacked. He is still raw, and will require patience as he develops, but he has all the skills necessary to develop into a game-changing quarterback.
Videos:
2011 vs Oklahoma
2011 vs Rice
2011 vs TCU
2011 vs Missouri
2011 vs Texas A&M
2011 vs Texas 
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2012 4 Comments

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