With Baylor QB Robert Griffin III's Heisman win still fresh in everyone minds, the draft buzz for the redshirt junior QB has never been higher.
In SBNation's first 2012 NFL Mock Draft, the multi-dimensional 6'2 220 QB is projected to go No. 6 to the Washington Redskins and possibly even higher:
6. Washington Redskins - Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
John Beck, Rex Grossman...neither of these guys have shown they can be the future in Washington. That changes with the selection of RG3. Mike Shanahan finally gets the building block he needs to finally make the Redskins a threat in the NFC East. Griffin may not have the complete package that Andrew Luck has, but he would be worthy of the first overall pick in any other year.
While Griffin still has a year of eligibility left, few would fault him for leaving on top, especially considering that he's already received his bachelor's degree as well as an MA in his time in Waco.
The QB situation at the top of this year's draft is fairly unsettled after likely No. 1 pick Andrew Luck of Stanford.
The next four teams -- the St. Louis Rams (Sam Bradford), the Minnesota Vikings (Christian Ponder), the Jacksonville Jaguars (Blaine Gabbert) and Carolina Panthers (Cam Newton) -- have all committed to young QB's in the last few drafts.
It's very possible that one of the QB-needy teams later in the draft, like the Washington Redskins, the Miami Dolphins or the Seattle Seahawks, will move up to try and select Griffin or USC's Matt Barkley, another junior who will have to decide whether he wants to return to school next season.