The comparisons for Robert Griffin III at the NFL level are enough to force each and every team to pay attention. For even if a team thinks they're set at quarterback, they might be in position to ask for a significant bounty for their draft slot in order to allow another team to draft the next Michael Vick or Randall Cunningham. Yes, RG3 is getting that much praise.
Adam Schefter is the latest to write about Griffin's status and it's clear that he is on the rise. In fact, Schefter even spoke with someone who says it's possible, depending on how the draft order falls and whether or not picks are traded, that Griffin supplants Luck as the first overall pick.
"After Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III won the Heisman Trophy, front office executives around the league speculated on where he might go in the draft," writes Schefter. "One compared him to Michael Vick and predicted he would be picked in the second half of the first round. Another compared him Randall Cunningham and speculated he was a "surefire first-round pick." But a third offered the most eye-opening statement, saying there are a handful of personnel people around the league who would pick Griffin ahead of Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck.
"'There's a real wave of support for Griffin III," the front-office executive said. "I don't want it to get out of hand, but I know people who are very bullish on this guy. There's so much focus on Andrew, but a guy like this could take the draft by surprise."'
That might put the Kansas City Chiefs in a position to take one of the players with a trade up in the draft if Scott Pioli wanted. Either top notch quarterback would step into an enviable position of having dynamic receivers outside and in the slot with Dwayne Bowe, Jon Baldwin and Steve Breaston. They'd also have one of the best young tight ends in football with Tony Moeaki. Oh yeah, there's also one of the best running backs in football in Jamaal Charles. Add the right quarterback and the Chiefs could be on the edge of an offensively elite unit.