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Report: Robert Griffin III will enter NFL draft


Robert Griffin III is NFL-bound. (Kelly Kline/AP)

But Baylor junior quarterback Robert Griffin III is intent on making sure Andrew Luck won’t be the only quarterback selected early in the upcoming draft.

The Heisman Trophy winner will inform Bears coach Art Briles today of his decision to enter the draft, as reported by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, who quoted a family source.

Griffin completed more than 72 percent of his passes this season, throwing for 4,293 yards and 37 touchdowns to lead the Bears to a 10-3 record and their first bowl victory in 19 years. The fourth-year junior rushed for 699 yards and 10 touchdowns this season and set dozens of school records.


Griffin will bring his dual-threat ability to the NFL. (Darren Abate/AP)

With his stellar season, Griffin’s draft stock skyrocketed and recent announcements that USC’s Matt Barkley and Oklahoma’s Landry Jones will return for their senior seasons only increased his value for NFL teams eager to find a franchise quarterback.

Luck appears to be the near-consensus pick for the Indianapolis Colts at No. 1, but after that, things could get interesting. The St. Louis Rams hold the coveted No. 2 pick, and with Sam Bradford on the team, they’ll likely receive substantial trade offers from the likes of the Redskins, Dolphins, Browns and others.

Where do you thinkin Griffin ends up?

More from Washington Post Sports:

Early Lead: Luck or Griffin: Whom should Colts take at No. 1?

Early Lead: Griffin ponders NFL draft after wild bowl win

D.C. Sports Bog: Robert Griffin III discusses the Redskins

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