Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III is going to be the No. 2 pick in next week’s NFL Draft, right behind Andrew Luck.Over the last few months, Griffin has shown that he has what it takes to be a star both on and off the field.
He’s smart, funny, talented, and has a fantastic nickname (“RG3”)
He graduated from both high school and college early, and now he’s poised to take the NFL by storm at age 22.
RG3 was born in Japan to two military parents. He moved a bunch before finally settling outside Fort Hood, Texas
But football is his first love. He decided to go to Baylor, graduating high school early so he could enroll in the Spring
Baylor is consistently one of the worst teams in the Big 12. Griffin started as a freshman, but the team only went 8-16 in his first two seasons
But by his senior year, he turned Baylor into a power. He threw for 36 TDs and completing more than 75% of his passes
In the run-up to the draft, RG3 blew everyone out of the water. He dominated his pro day, and become the consensus No. 2 player in the draft behind Andrew Luck
In February, the Washington Redskins gave up a small fortune to trade up to the No. 2 slot so they could draft him
Regardless of the criticism, RG3 is going to go No. 2. He even landed on the covers of both SI and ESPN The Magazine ahead of Andrew Luck this week
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