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“We’re all competitive,” he says, preaching the value of practice. “We all want bragging rights on the playground.” It’s his competitive drive, uncontainable.

This is one of those RG3 moments that are open to interpretation. He is fiercely competitive and, after such intense training and dedication his whole life, self-assured in his abilities. The line between confident and abrasively cocky is delicate.

An anonymous scout recently told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that Griffin has “got a little bit of a selfish streak. … He doesn’t treat anybody good.”

Several players and coaches who have worked extensively with him refuted that.

“He understands that he has been given a talent,” said Welch, Griffin’s high school coach. “That’s not arrogance. When you understand you have a talent, there’s responsibility with that talent. That responsibility is to push yourself to be the best you can be.”

Defensive tackle Nick Jean-Baptiste, who looks to also be drafted this weekend, played with Griffin at Baylor for four years.

“He’ll never say, ‘I’m the superstar, so I’m not going to do much,’ ” Jean-Baptiste said. “He always is going to put in his work.

“He was a respected guy out here. We all listened to him and he listened to us when we had things to say. [In] Washington, he will bring a lot to that locker room.”

Griffin tries to be mindful of the line at which confidence becomes a negative influence.

“I try to think I’m a confident guy, not a cocky-confident guy,” he said. “I believe in my abilities. I believe in the guys around me. I know I can’t do it by myself. Sometimes a cocky-confident guy thinks he can do it all by himself. I’m not that guy. I try to always involve my teammates.

He vowed that will be one of his top priorities from the moment he enters the Redskins‘ locker room for the first time. Robert Griffin III will rely on RG3, which has gotten him this far.

“It’s not a show,” he said. “It’s who I am.”