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The 2012 BTB Community Mock continues it's early post duh factor with another non-surprise pick. With Andrew Luck being plucked off by the Indianapolis Colts, who for some reason are sending out smoke signals like they are considering making a different move in real life, there really isn't any suspense for the second pick in our draft.
Now, I'll state it again. My personal take is that both quarterbacks will be big winners in the league, along the lines of Ben Rothlisberger and Eli Manning. My personal preference is Robert Griffin III over Andrew Luck but I wouldn't be disappointed with either. The only disappointment is that Dan Snyder and the Redskins are getting one or the other.
So, let's not hold up the process any longer, here's BTB regular Dire Wolf with the Number Two selection in our Community Draft.
GM: Dire Wolf
Selection: (QB) Robert Griffin III, Baylor
The number one and number two picks are no-brainers this year. Luck is most everyone's choice as the best QB in the draft, a can't miss. IMHO RG3 might be the better player in the long run and the bad thing is he's going to the Redskins. RG3 blew everyone away at his pro day, he can do it all. I'll make this short and to the point. With the second pick in the 2012 NFL draft, the Washington Redskins take Robert Griffin III.
Follow the jump for a complete prospect profile on RGIII
HIGH PRIORITY TEAM NEEDS (lower number indicates higher priority) according to Drafttek.com
-- Threat Level Red (priority 1-2): Quarterback, Right Tackle, Cornerback
-- Threat Level Orange (priority 3-4): Offensive Guard, Sam Inside Backer, Free Safety, Strong Safety
-- Threat Level Yellow (priority 5-6): Will Inside Backer, Feature Back, Feature Receiver, Slot Receiver, Center, 3-4 DT, 3-4 DE
-- Drafttek.com ranked #3 Overall, #2 at the position
-- Wes Bunting, National Football Post: #8 Overall, #2 at the position
What I like...
- Possesses a natural feel for the game.
- Displays the ability to create with both his arm/legs when plays breakdown.
- Keeps eye level down the field when flushed from the pocket looking to create the big play vertically first.
- Can be a magician with his legs, making defenders miss and picking his spots to run.
- Exhibits excellent feel/coordination when deciphering when to throw on the move and despite being unorthodox at times makes everything look very easy.
- Is simply a natural passer who can throw from a number of body angles and release points with accuracy.
- Possesses excellent foot quickness, resets his feet instantly and can quickly balance himself and get rid of the football.
What I don't like…
- Lacks a great feel going through his progressions at this stage, more of a one side of the field guy who when flushed can find secondary reads.
- Doesn't do a great job pre-snap identifying the blitz and locating the hot man.
- Gets inconsistent with his release point from the pocket at times, but mostly when rolling right. Will drop arm angle and at times looks to guide the football.
-- Scout.com ranked #1 overall, #1 at the position
-- Mike Mayock ranked #2 at the position
Accuracy: A natural passer with very good accuracy and ball placement, especially on the run. Very impressive career completion percentage (67.1%) in college. Has very good downfield touch with beautiful deep ball accuracy. Impressive feel on bucket and long throws. His accuracy dips on throws inside the pocket and looks most comfortable when he can get outside the hashmarks.
Arm Strength: An effortless passer with above average arm strength. Can make all the throws and drives the ball downfield, not shy about unleashing his cannon of an arm.
Reading Defenses: Sees the entire field and works through his progressions, manipulating the pocket and keeping his eyes downfield. Holds the ball too long and needs to improve his pocket awareness, abandoning his reads too easily. Streaky internal clock and looks to get outside of the pocket too soon. Has questionable vision as a passer, staring down defenders and making puzzling decisions at times. Still makes too many mental mistakes and needs to polish the mental aspect of his game. Forces throws and doesn?t look off defenders ? throws across his body too much and doesn?t anticipate defenders as well as he needs to yet. Needs to develop better pre-snap awareness to see the blitz and recognize what the defense is doing.
Intangibles: Exudes the natural leadership and confidence on the field that teammates respond to and follow. Very tough-minded and not afraid to take chances. Never allows himself to get too high or too low and the situation never seems too much. A determined passer ? thrower first and runner second. Very smart in the classroom and his intelligence translates well to the field ? graduated from Baylor in Dec. 2010 with a degree in political science and is currently working on his master?s degree. He possesses ?wow? playmaking ability with a clutch gene. Plays poised and in control late in games and is comfortable in the ?big? moment. Griffin is a team-first guy and is highly competitive. Winner and leads by example. Has off-the-chart intangibles and coaches rave about his work ethic, practice habits and overall character. Has very good starting experience as a three-year starter (40 career starts) and was the youngest starting quarterback in college football in 2008. Highly productive at the college level and set or tied 54 school records at Baylor and several other NCAA marks ? one of only three players in college football history to throw for 10,000+ passing yds and rush for 2,000+ yds in his career (Dan LeFevour, Colin Kaepernick). In 2011, Griffin led the Bears to their first bowl win since 1992 and was the first Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor since 1963. He set several records in track ? in both high school and college. Is he fully committed to football? (Olympics, track, academics)
Up next, gasman8 and the Minnesota Vikings with the #3 overall pick.