| Height: 6’2” | Weight: 220 Pounds| School: Baylor |Class: Junior |Position: QB |
· Height: 6 feet or Better
· Weight: None, but no extremes
· Speed: 40 yard dash—Faster than 5.0 seconds
· Wonderlic Test: 22+
· Arm Strength – Robert has a strong arm and can make all of the throws with good velocity and zip on the ball. Can over throw the deep ball at times.
· Poise – He is a good vocal leader who takes control of the team and shows good poise to carry the team on his back when needed to. He has very good passing instincts and when combined with his excellent athleticism can make good decisions very quick under pressure.
· Read Defenses – He has shown the ability to read defenses well and goes thru his progressions consistently to find his primary or secondary receiver. Questions still come up about him playing in a spread offense and how much he actually reads the defense or how much comes from the coaches in the coach’s box.
· Pocket Setup – He has tremendous quick feet and gets into his drops quickly and can deliver the ball very quick. Has the ability to feel the rush closing in on him and then maneuver re-set his feet and throw an accurate pass consistently.
· Quickness of Delivery – Excellent compact release that allows him to deliver an accurate pass with velocity and plenty of zip on the ball. Equally adept at delivering a quick an accurate throw when in the pocket or on the move.
· Locate 2nd Receiver – He consistently goes thru his reads of the defense then locates secondary target if primary is covered and then throws an accurate pass while in the pocket or on the move outside of the pocket.
· Accuracy Long – Griffin puts plenty of zip on his medium/deep throws and can put them on the money. The ball can get to the intended receiver in a hurry, but sometimes he can put to much air up under his pass and over throw the receiver.
· Accuracy Short – Completes a high percentage of throws 10 yards or less. Can make the touch throws on checkdown plays very well. Has great foot quickness that allows him to set his feet and deliver pass accurately.
· Accuracy on the Move – He has tremendous athleticism, body control, and a strong arm that helps him deliver a consistent an accurate pass on the move.
· Avoid Rush – Griffin stays under control and does not panic when under pressure. Consistently has shown the ability to avoid sacks with his superb athleticism, buys 2nd chance and can make plays with his legs when the pocket breaks down.
· Big Plays – Griffin is probably the most exciting big play guy in college football. He has the ability to create something out of nothing and make big plays down the field. He consistently converted key downs in crucial situations. He gets plenty of zip on his deep passes and when he sets his feet or re-sets them while on the move can deliver the deep throw accurately most of the time.
· Errors – Griffin is usually very good at avoiding major mistakes. He can sometimes occasionally give the defender a chance to break on passes when he does not use good technique and throws off his back foot.
v Strengths: Griffin has great athleticism and quick feet that allows him to avoid the sack. He also uses his quick feet to get into drops quickly to make accurate throws. He has the ability to make plays and big gains with his legs if the pocket collapses almost Michael Vick like. When given time he goes thru his progressions fairly quick and delivers an accurate pass to his “Hot” receiver. He has good playing strength standing in the pocket and making throws with defenders hanging onto him. He very elusive and hard to get down by sack.
v Weaknesses: Griffin has a lean and lanky build with his arms and legs. Have concerns about his ability to withstand the hits he will take at the NFL level. He sometimes is too quick to take off running with the ball instead of sliding in the pocket. He has accuracy issues when he does not use good technique. He is generally a very good deep ball thrower, but too often he will put too much zip into deep passes and it will sail on him.
v Summary: Griffin had a very productive 2011 season where he completed 72 percent of his passes and threw 37 touchdowns. His awesome play and leadership led him to win the 2011 Heisman Trophy as college football’s best player. He had one year of eligibility left at Baylor, but has decided to turn pro and enter the 2012 NFL Draft. His tremendous athletic abilities is his calling card at the next level. He would benefit greatly from an identical situation as 2011 rookie phenom QB Cam Newton. He also came from a spread offense attack in college and all of his talents were implemented into his team’s offense giving him a better chance to succeed. Griffin has a slim build and there are concerns about him being able to withstand the hits he could take at the next level. Overall, Griffin is a super talented QB who has the arm, athleticism, and knack for making big plays that are uncommon. He may not become an elite quarterback right out the gate, but in time can become a very good quarterback who can make plays with his arms and legs.