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NFL Mock Draft 2012: Robert Griffin III Lands With Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins paid a fortune to move up four spots in the 2012 NFL Draft, so there's really no guesswork involved as to who they are targeting: Robert Griffin III.

The Baylor quarterback won the Heisman Trophy last year and has wowed everyone at the NFL Combine and the school's recent Pro Day, so the only curveball left to be thrown is if the Indianapolis Colts love him more than Stanford's Andrew Luck.

That's not likely says Ryan Van Bibber in SB Nation's latest mock draft, but he does believe the Skins paid the right price:

Of course, Griffin is an incredible talent himself. Some argue that he has a higher ceiling than Luck. Forget the notion that Washington paid too much for the opportunity to draft Griffin. The cost of plodding along with spare parts at quarterback has much higher long-term cost to it.

Griffin is likely to be the NFL's next charismatic star given his confidence all through this off-season. With an iconic team in the nation's capital, RG3 can be a national brand and continue to bring credibility to the Bears' football program for years to come.

For more on Robert Griffin and the NFL Draft, check out Mocking The Draft. For Redskins news, head on over to Hogs Haven, and all your NFL news is available at SB Nation's NFL page.

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