Well, you knew this was coming at some point. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel rounded up a bevy of NFL scouts to give their thoughts on each quarterback prospect in next week's draft.
With the Redskins all but certain to take Baylor's Robert Griffin III with the second overall pick, here's what the questioned scouts had to say about the Heisman Trophy winner.
Very impressed in every aspect. Athletically, which is a given because he was a big-time track star in the state of Texas. He carries himself very well. A tremendous leader.
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Everybody is just assuming because of the Heisman and the socks and all that bs. . . . they are ignoring a lot of bad tape that he's had. I don't think he has vision or pocket feel, which to me are the two most important components of quarterbacking. He's just running around winging it. He's (Michael) Vick, but not as good a thrower.
Huh. OK, that's interesting. Next.
As much as is written about his athleticism, his athleticism under duress in the pocket isn't even close to Cam Newton's. This guy, the only way he gets big plays with his feet is if he's got a wide-open field and the sea opens for him. He's got a little bit of a selfish streak, too. Everybody was laying on Cam, but for some reason this guy has become gloves off. He doesn't treat anybody good.
Oh, boy. This feeling we're getting, is that what they call buyer's remorse?
In all honesty, we really don't care about any problems with Griffin's attitude. That's why veterans are there. But if there is bad tape that the Redskins are ignoring just because they want the big name, that's a problem.