In a sign that Robert Griffin III is not willing to concede the No. 1 overall selection just yet, the Heisman Trophy winner decided not to throw at the NFL combine this week while moving his pro day one day up to March 21 in order to avoid going on the same day as presumptive front-runner Andrew Luck:
"It's like a performance when it comes to your pro day and when you're throwing. It's exactly like a performance, you've just got to memorize the script and go out and execute to the best of your ability," he said. "Once you get drafted, you can go to your team and learn the grand scheme of things."
"I'm excited to wow (teams) in the interviews with the type of offense that (Baylor) run, just so they can understand it's not as simple as some people make our spread out to be. It's a different kind of spread," Griffin said. "Although I don't agree with it, but people say I just burst on the scene this year, so no one knows much about me, whether NFL GMs or analysts, so I get a chance to put my best foot forward."
"At first glance, they see four or five wide receivers, a lot of motion, a lot of different sets of formations," Griffin said. "If you take it from that aspect, it's exactly the same things that the pros do, go two-tight, four wide and two tight ends, and tight end at running back like the Patriots do."
Even without throwing to receivers, Griffin will be plenty busy this week in Indianapolis,
He is still scheduled to be timed in drills like the 40-yard dash and be interviewed by interested teams, which could number over a half-dozen as the St. Louis Rams, who have former Oklahoma Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford under center, are widely rumored to be shopping the No. 2 selection, and the chance to select Griffin, around the NFL.