Robert Griffin III entering NFL Draft

Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III is going pro. The dual-threat quarterback from Baylor is expected to be drafted within the first six picks of the draft. The Vikings hold the No. 3 pick in the draft, but are believed to be satisfied with Christian Ponder and Joe Webb at quarterback.
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Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III is going pro. The dual-threat quarterback from Baylor is expected to be drafted within the first six picks of the draft. The Vikings hold the No. 3 pick in the draft, but are believed to be satisfied with Christian Ponder and Joe Webb at quarterback.

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