Report: Robert Griffin III will enter NFL draft


Robert Griffin III, the Heisman Trophy winner and Baylor quarterback, reportedly will enter the NFL Draft. (Kelly Kline / AP)

Robert Griffin III continues to say that he has not decided whether to enter the NFL draft, but his father makes it sound as if the Heisman Trophy winner will go pro.

“I met with my son [Friday] and his schedule is pretty much he will attend the Sugar Bowl here in New Orleans [where the Griffins live], then next weekend he will meet with five agents and select the right agent to represent him and plan a good pre-draft process,” Robert Griffin Jr., said, according to a report by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. “After that he will sit down with three of his coaches at Baylor on Wednesday or Thursday [Jan. 11 or 12] and make it official.”

RGIII, however, texted ESPN.com’s Darren Ubben to say that he had not made up his mind whether to go to the NFL or return for another season at Baylor, where he’s 12 credits shy of a master’s degree. The deadline for a decision on the draft is Jan. 15.

“He’s still waiting for his official evaluation from the league, but the decision [to turn pro] is not a hard decision,” Griffin’s father said.

Where is Griffin likely to end up? It depends on the final draft order determined by games today and the needs of the teams with the top 10 picks, but the expectation is that there could well be outrageous bidding. The Indianapolis Colts reportedly have spent time scouting Griffin and, should they win today and end up with the No. 2 pick, they’d be content with RGIII, sources tell ESPN. Stanford’s Andrew Luck is the presumptive No. 1 pick.

“Robert has no preference of teams,” his father said. “He will be fine with whoever takes him.”

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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