It's finally official, because the Washington Redskins have confirmed they'll choose Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III using the No. 2 overall pick.
It's a little unfortunate for Baylor and Dallas Cowboys fans that Griffin is headed to 1 of Dallas' greatest rivals. RG3 has known as Texas home since 1997, because he finished Copperas Cove Senior High School in 2008, where he performed basketball, track and football.
RG3 initially dedicated to attend the College of Houston, where Art Briles employed him. Briles, though, left to teach at Baylor, and RG3 adopted him.
For Griffin, it had been among the best choices of his existence to follow along with Briles to Baylor. RG3 began immediately for Baylor, coupled with a effective newcomer campaign in 2008, tossing for just two,091 yards and 15 touchdowns, while adding 843 yards hurrying.
RG3 would suffer a significant setback in '09, though, because he tore his ACL in only the 3rd game of year. The entire year off may have been a blessing in disguise for Griffin, because he returned fantastic this year, tossing for more than 3,500 yards and 22 touchdowns.
Obviously, RG3's Heisman winning 2011 campaign skyrocketed his draft stock, and set Baylor football squarely within the national spotlight. RG3 could wrestle away the Heisman trophy from Andrew Luck after passing for 4,293 yards and 37 touchdowns while hurrying for 699 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Now on Thursday evening, Griffin's journey towards the National football league is finally complete. Mike Shanahan has wager the way forward for the Washington Redskins franchise on Griffin, as Shanahan sent no. 6 with no. 39 picks within this year's draft, in addition to Washington's first rounders in 2013 and 2014 to be able to progress to No. 2 overall to choose Griffin.
Games between your Cowboys and Redskins will always be large games. They are now likely to be bigger, particularly in Dallas, when it will be a kind of homecoming for Griffin.
Even when you are a diehard Cowboys fan, it will likely be difficult to root against him.