Many draft websites out there pride themselves on their mock drafts, their big boards, their prospect rankings and their scouting reports. This site however takes pride on the science of the draft and how we can use the science to evaluate players for the future. That is where the draftology page gets it's heart and hope from, and that's where my motivation of this new "Draft Report" section come from. It is like a scouting report, except that we will break down a player from head to toe to see whether they are the prospect they look like. These reports are set up not to break them down into a draft segment, but rather to see if the player is much better (or worse) than most seem to think they are.

Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

It didn't take college football fans long to learn the name Robert Griffin III in 2008 when he jumped onto the scene by becoming one of the nation's best dual threat passers on a team that hadn't been to a bowl since 1994. Now four seasons later it didn't take college football fans long to realize in the very first game of the year (an possibly the best) that Robert Griffin could make it at the next level. The easy thing to do is to compare him to rookie sensation Cam Newton, but that just isn't a fair comparison.

Pros:

* Fairly Strong Arm
* Puts The Ball Beautifully
* Doesn't Throw Interceptions
* Great Leadership Abilities
* Great Outside of the Pocket

Cons: 

* Mechanics And Footwork Need Some Tuning
* Played In A Goofy Offense
* Can't Make All Of The Throws
* Some Injury Problems On Resume
* Just a little small (height and frame) from ideal

Syndromes:

Michael Vick (Smaller frame + mobility can mean injuries in the NFL)
Playmaker-itis (Always looks to make a play, but what if he doesn't need to?)
One Foot Syndrome (Too often overthrows the ball about a foot)

Statistically:

Below you will see Griffin's stats. There should be at least three things that jump out. 

1) One thing that I love about Griffin is that he generally gotten better each and every year. He has progressively gotten more accurate, he has been gaining more yardage in the air, and he has been scoring more. I didn't include rushing stats because I don't consider them as a major asset (you just don't rush many designed plays in the NFL), but if I had you would see that he is generally running the ball a little bit less outside of trying to get out of broken plays or pressure.

2) Another thing that I love about Griffin is that his big play performances, as well as his NFL performances have increased. Statistically speaking there aren't many players that didn't produce 300+ yards in a game that can step into the league and start doing it. 

3) How could you not be impressed by the low number of interceptions that he has thrown? Griffin just doesn't throw dumb balls that cause turnovers, and with a 5:1 TD to INT ratio for his career there are few teams that will look at him as someone that just puts up stats.


 
When you watch Robert Griffin III play you should instantly see that he is more than a running 'black quarterback.' Griffin has a pocket presence, and he puts the ball in spots that only his receiver can catch. Sometimes he will sail the ball a little bit high for his receivers, but more often than not it is a very catchable ball. He does run the ball quite a bit which could be a liability at the next level, but he has learned to run to escape and gain something rather than to only make a play. If he can prove that he is not an injury concern, then he should be considered a much safer version of Michael Vick (but still lethal) at the next level.