2012 NFL Draft: Robert Griffin III Runs a 4.41 40-Yard Dash


Quarterback Robert Griffin III continues to add to an already-impressive resume, as his official time in the 40-yard dash was 4.41 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine on Sunday.

Griffin III’s second run was clocked at 4.38 seconds, which only furthers the notion that he will likely be drafted at No. 2 overall in April’s NFL Draft. The only question is, which team will try to make a move up for him?

For comparison’s sake, Andrew Luck, the likely N0. 1 overall pick, was clocked at 4.66 and 4.59 in the 40.

Some will try to pontificate upon the notion that Griffin III’s 40 time could potentially make him the No. 1 overall pick, but people usually put too much emphasis on this aspect of the Combine. There is no doubt that Griffin III is fast, but does that necessarily make him the better quarterback?

His Michael Vick-like speed (Vick ran a 4.33 in the 40) is surely enticing, but is that enough to convince a team like the Cleveland Browns to try and move up? At this point, it seems likely that Griffin III won’t even be available when the Browns choose at No. 4, so unless they want to make a major trade, the front office might have to set their sights somewhere else (if they haven’t already).

Does Griffin III’s speed in the 40 change your mind about the Browns potentially trying to select him?

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