Washington Redskins to pay more than one visit to Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III – NFL News
With the National Football League (NFL) drafts just around the corner, the Washington Redskins, who own the second overall pick, are leaving no stone unturned in weighing their options.
The second overall pick was initially awarded to the St. Louis Rams, who traded it with the Redskins.
It is widely speculated that the Redskins will select Stanford’ Andrew Luck or Baylor’s Robert Griffin III (RG3) – both are rated to be the top draft prospects.
After the end of the last NFL season, Luck was projected as the number one draft back, but following his performance in the NFL Scouting Combine and his pro day, RG3 has also been able to attract attention of many potential suitors.
Just like Redskins, the Indianapolis Colts, who own the first overall pick, are also expected to select either Luck or RG3.
If Colts sign Luck, which is possible considering the team’s interest in the player, RG3 will eventually be Redskins’ choice.
However, nothing can be said with absolute certainty about which player will the Colts select and that’s why Redskins are going to visit both of them.
Redskins’ general manager, Bruce Allen, has said that the team officials will visit RG3 and some other colleges in the coming days. He said in an email to NFL Network:
"No different than any of the previous years -- we send our coaches to college campus for player evaluations. In the coming weeks, we will be visiting some other colleges."
It should also be noted that RG3 reportedly turned Colts’ request for individual workout while Luck agreed to it. Furthermore, RG3 also visited Washington last week and he also met some Redskins fans.
Now with the Redskins planning a visit to meet RG3 on his home turf, it can be assumed that both parties are very much interested in entering a long-term agreement.
On the other hand, the league also does not see Redskins’ visit as a violation of any code. The league’s spokesman, Greg Aiello, has said that there is nothing wrong if a team pays multiple visits to the draft prospects.
"There is no issue. College-eligible players can be timed, tested and interviewed in their hometown or college town. And it can be done on more than one occasion. It is standard procedure. All clubs do it."
The NFL drafts will start from April 26.