The Eagles did their due diligence and met with the probable number two pick in the draft, Heisman Trophy winner and Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III on Thursday in Indianapolis. There’s very little chance that Griffin will be around when the Eagles pick, but you never know for sure, so they met with him.
Griffin will show off his lightning speed this weekend but he won’t be throwing at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis and neither will be the probable number one pick Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck.
For the Eagles to draft Griffin they would need put together a deal with the Rams and move up to second spot and draft Griffin. That’s not likely because Andy Reid is under pressure to win big in 2012. He doesn’t have the time to develop a young gifted signal caller like this young man from Baylor.
The other problem with moving up would be the talented players and draft picks the Rams would want for giving up the pick. In all likelihood, the Birds would give up DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and the 15th pick in the draft to the Rams, who have no receivers for quarterback Sam Bradford.
Reid would go into the season without his two top receivers, which would put him in a position to lose his job.
You know that Griffin is attractive to Reid because he’s like a younger version of Vick, who is taller and more developed with a better grasp of the pro game at this time in his career. He’s shown the ability to run an offense from the pocket, which is very important in the NFL game.
I don’t think there’s very much chance of the Birds moving up to get Griffin. If this were a couple of years ago, I wouldn’t say that, but the Birds have attached themselves to Michael Vick for the 2012 season and they will sink or swim with him for now.