As expected, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III made it official yesterday: he is entering the NFL draft.
This was a no-brainer decision.
Griffin completed a magical season with the Bears. He won the school’s first Heisman Trophy. He led Baylor to a bowl win. He was the talk of the college football world and therefore put Baylor in the headlines frequently.
Griffin’s stock will never be higher. He doesn’t need to polish his skills for one last season at Baylor.
The guy is humble, talented and a class act. He will become successful in the real world whether it’s throwing and running with a football or something else.
Baylor will always love Griffin for all his contributions. College football will miss him. It will be strange not to see him running around in that green and gold helmet.
It will be interesting to see how Griffin fares on Sundays. Traditionally, Heisman Trophy winners don’t make good NFL players. But in Griffin’s case, with talent, ability and the right fit, he has a chance to develop into an outstanding NFL player.