BOSTON, MA – This week we’re giving our opinion on this year’s top three draft selections; Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts, Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins, and Trent Richardson of the Cleveland Browns.
Andrew Luck, Quarterback, Stanford: Luck has big shoes to fill this season, replacing the man who built Lucas Oil Stadium, (a.k.a. Peyton Manning) under center. However, he is the one to fill the shoes according to most. Luck is proving his number one draft status so far this preseason. In Luck’s first NFL pass he threw a 63-yard touchdown to running back Donald Brown, which took only 12 seconds; ironically his jersey number. Luck finished his Week One night with 188 yards throwing for two touchdowns. It’ll be interesting to see how he plays in the regular season against a very difficult AFC South. In my opinion, Luck will probably succeed, but I don’t think the Colts as a team will, they have too many problems.
Robert Griffin III, Quarterback, Baylor: The Heisman Trophy winner has the chance to have the most impressive season of all rookies this year. Griffin is in a much better scenario than Luck is, with a good running game and defense. He is a dynamic player and let that show in his fist week in the preseason. Griffin threw a 20-yard touchdown strike to newly acquired wide receiver Pierre Garcon to score the only points for the Redskins. This is a risky prediction but I believe that Griffin has the chance to carry the Redskins to the playoffs. Yes, a lot of things have to fall into place, but it could happen.
Trent Richardson, Running back, Alabama: There isn’t really much I can say about Richardson because he has spent most of training camp on the sideline with a knee injury. It is a shame because him and quarterback Brandon Weeden will be the core of this team for years to come and it’s ideal to start the framework as soon as possible.