Luck Vs. Griffin
posted at 4/2/2012 9:19 PM EDT
I know this has nothing to do with the Pats, but I wanted to know your thoughts on the topic.
Is Luck considered a better QB prospect to RGIII because of race. Now I for one hate when people, Jemelle Hill especially, make race an issue for everything... but I do partially believe that race does play a role in this instance.
From what I've heared, RGIII has a bigger arm, is more accurate, faster, and has better pocket presense. Luck is no slouch, but from those reports, how is RGIII not considered the top pick?
Arguments I've heard are:
Potential injury concerns, cause Griffin likes to run. I havent watched a lot of tape on him, but from what I hear, he's a pass first QB, run second, ala Aaron Rodgers
Luck played in a prostyle offense and should acclimate better to the NFL...Jimmy Clausen and Matt Ryan played in Prostyle offenses and one is terrible, and the other is a decent QB. From what people say about RGIII, he's very intelligent and should be able to adapt to a prostyle offense
Luck is the safer pick...Now this is the argument I've had the most trouble with. 1. No pick is safe...I remember Aaron Curry was the safest pick in the 09 draft...look how he turned out. Plenty of "safe picks flamed out"
2. There's also a perception that RGIII was a one hit wonder...Looking at his stats, it looks like hes been productive his whole career.
I think both will be great QBs...but from what the scouts have been saying, RGIII is better right now and has a higher ceiling...why not him first?
Sorry if this annoys fans that this isnt a Pats related post