Lunchtime reading: On Griffin, Josh Jarboe, mock drafts and the name

If you’ve mustered up a strong opinion on Robert Griffin III saying, for instance, he sees the mistake in staying in the Seattle playoff game but have only heard soundbites or read blockquotes, perhaps you owe it to yourself to read the full story over at ESPN.

I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether or not you appreciate the letter-to-Obama format or the mention of “rocking the red-and-yellow.” There’s quite a bit of good detail in there about Griffin and his background in Texas, some of which might be new to you. There’s also bits about Griffin and Twitter, which is relevant to the discussion of the past two days.

If you’re over that story, perhaps check out the New York Times feature on wide receiver Josh Jarboe, who is expected at Redskins minicamp this weekend. (h/t, to GFT74, I believe, for the link). Jarboe’s journey is a long and twisted one, but you might come away buying into both this player’s talent, and his determination to take advantage of an NFL opportunity that almost never came.

You know how sometimes you read mock drafts and you figure that draftniks can predict anything because no one keeps track of what they say? Well, The Huddle Report scores the most accurate mock drafters, both for 2013 and over the past five years, and tallies how many of each draftnik’s top 100 players actually went top 100. It’s good for helping you figure out whose mocks to give credence to next season.

And while folks on this blog might want to see talk of the Redskins changing their name go far, far away, it’s still a hot topic for indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com, which finds Navajos with varied perspectives on the name, and takes issue with owner Daniel Snyder objecting to some nicknames but not others.

Regarding yesterday’s Opening Kick asking about which players could unexpectedly stand out this year, I was surprised at the amount of love for seventh-round running back Jawan Jamison. There’s no doubt that 5 feet 7, 203 pounds is stocky, and he sounds like a guy worth rooting for. But at 4.68 in the 40, and after averaging 4.2 yards per carry last season at Rutgers, he doesn’t sound like a change of pace back.

He’s not going to supplant Alfred Morris. So what is it that gives you so much hope for Jamison?

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