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Topic - Kendall Wright
Good as Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III have been, look beyond the first-year quarterbacks making a strong first impression and check out the other NFL rookies delivering dynamic performances.
In Waco, Texas, there are many measures of how Robert Griffin III and coach Art Briles helped revive Baylor's football program since they arrived together more than four years ago. As the Washington Redskins target Griffin with the second pick in next week's draft, it symbolizes the quarterback's potential to turn around a woebegone franchise that hasn't won a division title since 1999.
Robert Griffin was able to impress teams and scouts without throwing a pass at the NFL combine.
Robert Griffin missed being on the field. And the Baylor Bears certainly missed their dynamic dual-threat quarterback.
"Nick has handled himself very, very well, because to me, I don't really see a big drop off from Robert from the passing standpoint," said Wright, who worked several days a week with Florence this summer after they had been on the second-team offense in practice in the past.
Perhaps Wright, Griffin's top receiver, said it best, though: "We don't mind being the 'Robettes.'"