Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:21

Robert Griffin Doesn't Disappoint at Baylor's Pro Day

Written by Jay Beck
RGIII didn't forget about the Baylor hoops team, either, donning the neon green socks to match their uniforms. RGIII didn't forget about the Baylor hoops team, either, donning the neon green socks to match their uniforms. Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

Not that anybody should be surprised, but Robert Griffin put on a show for the scouts during Wednesday's pro day, likely the biggest ever held at Baylor.  All 32 teams were in attendance to see Griffin and his teammates work out and according to NFL.com's Gill Brandt, " I’ve never seen this many people at a pro day event. It looks like a small college game."

Griffin completed 78 of 84 passes (51 of which were scripted) and that included four dropped balls on the day. No, there weren't defenders covering his receivers, but the accuracy is impressive nonetheless.

The pro day was broadcast live on ESPN3 and ESPNU and many on hand got to see first-hand what most of the country already knew going in, the guy is good.

From Baylor's official twitter feed: Ron Jaworski calls Griffin's performance "phenomenal."

Bryan Fischer of CBS Sports: "RG3 on the money with every throw, sharp, ball jumps off his hand. Threw some beautiful fades earlier."

And maybe most importantly, the Redskins brass including Daniel Snyder and Mike Shanahan - who gave up a whole lot to move up into the number two draft position - had to be giddy at what they saw in Waco.  “They gave up a lot of picks to be able to move up to that spot to pick a player, and if it happens to be me, they’ve showed me that I can definitely get along with them, keep it light – but when it’s time to get serious, they’ll get serious,” Griffin said.

While there's no doubt Griffin was the featured attraction, there were also a lot of eyes on wide receiver Kendall Wright and running back, Terrance Ganaway.  Wright has been projected as a first round pick, but questions emerged following the NFL combine where he posted a 4.61 40 yard dash time.

Running on his home turf, Wright likely put those doubts to rest posting unofficial times of 4.46 and 4.43 on his two runs.  "When I left the combine, I wasn't even thinking about 4.6," Wright said. "I was just thinking about running today at the pro day."

Ganaway also likely earned a few bucks on Wednesday.  He tipped the scales at 241 pounds but still pulled off a 4.47 time in the 40, more than impressive for guy his size.  He broke Baylor's single season rushing record in 2011 finishing the year with 1547 yards, tops in the Big 12.

All-in-all, it had to be some great some great exposure for Baylor.  Recruits want to play in the NFL and Wednesday was the perfect example it all can be accomplished in Waco.  What a difference a few year's under head coach Art Briles has made, and maybe more precisely, what a difference a guy like Robert Griffin can have on the perception of an entire program.

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  • Comment Link sportsglutton Wednesday, 21 March 2012 16:38 posted by sportsglutton

    I think if I were Griffin I would have tanked the pro day and publicly stated that I wouldn't sign with the Redskins....I have a feeling Washington might be the worst thing for his career.

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