Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III was the star of the show at the team's Monday OTA session. Griffin drew praise from his receivers as well as members of the media on hand to get a glimpse of the second-overall pick in this year's draft.
Don Banks from SI.com elaborated on the scene in Ashburn, Va.
Veteran receiver Santana Moss said:
"But just off what he's shown thus far, you can be excited knowing that if he's not going to be that guy that first year, he's going to be that guy soon. Right now he's been doing everything that we expect. He's looking sharp."
Newly acquired Pierre Garcon said the rookie quarterback looked like anything but a first-time NFL player.
"He doesn't look like a rookie. He's throwing and he's putting the ball where it needs to be. He's doing a great job. He's accurate on his deep ball and everywhere else.''
Banks noted that Griffin, who did most of his work out of the shotgun at Baylor, was almost exclusively under center at Monday's practice. Over and over again, the coaches had him running roll-outs and throwing deep on the run. Consistent with his college tape, Griffin threw very well on the run, even on roll-outs to the left side that had him throwing across his body.
If the receivers and offensive line play as envisioned, Griffin could be on pace for a very good rookie season.
SB Nation's NFL hub featured an offseason report on the Redskins last Friday.