UPDATED 7:10 p.m. ET: Baylor has released a statement contradicting Chris Mortensen’s report that Robert Griffin III would declare for the NFL Draft.
“Robert Griffin III–the son, the player–has NOT made a decision regarding eligibility,” a school spokesperson said. “He will seek input from coaches later this month, then make his decision.”
Griffin would have another two weeks before the NFL Draft declaration deadline if he hadn’t decided.
Looks like we’ll know sooner rather than later the intentions of Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III as it pertains to his future.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported this morning on Sunday NFL Countdown that Griffin would forego another year in college and enter the NFL Draft.
The redshirt junior and Heisman winner has had a remarkable season capped off with an exciting 67-56 (I still have a hard time typing that) win over Washington in the Alamo Bowl, giving Baylor a 10-win season.
If the report turns out to be true — we’ll have more once Griffin, Baylor, et al confirm or deny — it would be an expected move. Grififn’s draft stock has shot up over the past several weeks, and with Matt Barkley returning to USC, scouts now have Griffin as the second quarterback taken in the draft behind Andrew Luck and project he will be a Top 10 pick.
Griffin passed for nearly 4,300 yards this season and accounted for 47 total touchdowns.