- Chris Sprow, ESPN Insider
INDIANAPOLIS -- Early in 2007, Stanford was showing interest in two highly regarded high school quarterbacks playing just about three hours apart in Texas. Andrew Luck committed on June 30, well before his senior year, and Stanford's recruitment of that other Texas QB, Robert Griffin III, slowed. Griffin had many suitors, waited until after his senior season and committed to nearby Baylor.
Here we go again.
Four-plus years later, Luck and Griffin will again be in proximity and preferred in the same order, land with new teams in the same order, again in similar fashion -- Luck decided well ahead of time, Griffin later, and via the result of a battle among suitors.
Although the sequence worked out just fine the first time based on where we are today, there is evidence that a team could get burned if it overspends for Griffin.
Chris Sprow examines the risk involved in trading up to No. 2 to draft Baylor QB Robert Griffin III. In short, Griffin's surging stock may have as much to do with scarcity at the position as anything else. History shows us why that could be a problem.