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RG3's official 40 time is 4.41, Luck in 4.67

Posted on: February 26, 2012 10:39 am
Edited on: February 26, 2012 1:23 pm
 
Griffin keeps wowing everyone in Indy. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

INDIANAPOLIS -- If you thought it was impossible for NFL people to fall more in love with Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, you thought wrong. RG3 proved exactly why on Sunday, shredding the 40-yard dash and looking as fast as expected en route to running an official 4.41 40-yard dash.

Andrew Luck, not exactly known as a speedster, was perhaps more impressive with his unofficial 4.59 40 time, later changed to a 4.67 official time.

Griffin's time (both officially and unofficially) was the second-fastest by a quarterback since 2006, with only Reggie McNeal's time of 4.35 in 2006 beating him out. Russell Wilson of Wisconsin ran a 4.50 40 for the second-fastest time of the day, and Jordan Jefferson of LSU ran a 4.59.

The bump up from unofficial to official doesn't matter too much; Griffin got below 4.4 seconds on an unofficial time and that's all people around the league really need to see.

Griffin ran track at Baylor (and in high school) and his performance at the combine -- on the field, in front of the mic, wherever -- has only continued to cement his status as a lock for top-five status in the NFL draft.

It would be stunning, honestly, if RG3 fell further than the second pick. There's a strong belief that the Rams will hold an auction for the No. 2 pick and that someone will pay a hefty price to move up and grab Griffin.

Which is why folks in St. Louis should be enjoying this almost as much as teams who are chasing Griffin are.

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Comments

Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: February 26, 2012 12:06 pm
 

RG3 runs unofficial 4.38 40, Luck goes 4.59

RG3=BUST. Not a racist but answer one question, please. How many black QBs have won a superbowl? How many have won superbowl MVP? How many have won league MVP? Bust. Period.


Wow, sadly racism lives on I see...RG3 will not be a "bust" - he will likely be the 2nd pick and I expect him to be a very good NFL QB, maybe similar to Cam Newton, but better IMO...





Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2012 11:59 am
 

RG3 runs unofficial 4.38 40, Luck goes 4.59

Beat me to it Edubbs...



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2012 11:58 am
 

RG3 runs unofficial 4.38 40, Luck goes 4.59

Really?  Zero league MVP's?  Pretty sure Steve McNair was black, and he was co-MVP with Manning one season.

Get your facts straight if you're going to spout off.



Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: February 26, 2012 11:58 am
 

RG3 runs unofficial 4.38 40, Luck goes 4.59

Actually Doug Williams won the MVP for that Super Bowl and Steve McNair shared an MVP with Peyton Manning one year.



Since: Apr 23, 2011
Posted on: February 26, 2012 11:55 am
 

Robert Griffin runs unofficial 4.38 40 time

I would take Griffin over luck all day long. Luck's arm is just not good. Reminds me of C. Pennington.



Since: May 12, 2011
Posted on: February 26, 2012 11:52 am
 

Robert Griffin runs unofficial 4.38 40 time

When the hype begins, the logic goes out the window. Is Griffen a good QB, no he is not. He is a good athele that plays QB. Teams will over value him and the press gets a new black QB to druel over, but in fact he is not that good. Many great college qb's busyt as NFL QB,s.  White, black, brown it makes little difference. Can he play? Sure so could a lot of others. I am glad the Bills won't waste a first rounder on him, so who ever gets him, I wish them well. LUck is the best QB in the draft and if Barkely was in the draft he would go next.


Griffen is Stewart all over again. Can he read defence? No. Can he manage a pro style offence? No. Can he play like Mike Vick? Yes. He is good but it will take time to develop his talents to meet the style of play the NFL demands of a QB. He reminds me of Vince Young, he may have his act together or he may just be hype. He is going to get paid, that part I am happy about. We he deliver? Sure but it will take longer than people thing. The NFL does not run a spread offence.  



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2012 11:43 am
 

Robert Griffin runs unofficial 4.38 40 time

Whether or not your are racist is unquestioned?  Yes, you are a racist just by mentioning Robert Griffin III is black.  Your attitude is why it took so long for black QBs to get an opportunity to win a Super Bowl.  Robert Griffin III is a great QB. 

THE COLOR OF HIS SKIN WILL NOT AND IS NOT A DETERMINING FACTOR OF WHETHER OR NOT HE WILL WIN A SUPERBOWL..

IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2012 11:40 am
 

Robert Griffin runs unofficial 4.38 40 time

@  Actually, you are the epitome of a racist.  No debate to be had.



Since: Mar 1, 2008
Posted on: February 26, 2012 11:39 am
 

Robert Griffin runs unofficial 4.38 40 time

You r a douchebag racist. Doug Williams for one. And plenty others are plenty successful for years. Warren moon is one of the greatest passers ever to play the game.



Since: Oct 23, 2011
Posted on: February 26, 2012 11:37 am
 

Robert Griffin runs unofficial 4.38 40 time

By the way, the answer is one SB win outta 48 zero SB MVPs and zero league MVPs.(Doug Williams).


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