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Robert Griffin III charms media at Combine

Posted on: February 24, 2012 2:36 pm

Perhaps more than any scout is willing to admit, NFL rankings can be swayed by personality -- especially at the quarterback position. 

Of course, accuracy, arm strength, mobility and every other physical trait is of primary importance when grading quarterbacks but teams are also looking for leadership and charisma from the position that typically serves as the "face of the franchise."

In a 15 minute interview session with the media at the Combine Friday, Robert Griffin III teased with precisely these traits. He was as personable, witty, and articulate in person as you may have ever seen him on television. 

Having covered the Scouting Combine for several years, I've watched personality help boost the stock of quarterbacks Jake Locker, Christian Ponder, Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez, among others. Sanchez may have been the most charismatic... until Griffin. 

Griffin's comfort in the spotlight and magnetic personality likely made believers out of some of those in the room who may have doubted him. If as successful in team interviews as he was in front of the media, he'll may be able to do the same with them, as well.       


Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2012 9:59 am

Robert Griffin III charms media at Combine

Unless you have played or worked in the NFL you have no clue what you are talking about!

Since: May 12, 2011
Posted on: February 25, 2012 9:54 am

Robert Griffin III charms media at Combine

I am glad he is some other teams problem. He is not built for the punishment that an NFL QB has to take. No thanks.

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