Monday, February 27, 2012
Poll results: Biggest rookie impact
By Jamison Hensley
Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III is winning over more than NFL scouts and reporters.
In a SportsNation poll, 43 percent of voters said RG3 would make the most positive impact of any AFC North rookie if drafted by the Cleveland Browns. He beat out running back Alabama running back Trent Richardson, who received 34 percent in a poll that drew over 6,600 votes.
RG3 positioned himself as the second player to be taken in the upcoming draft after an impressive showing at the NFL combine. It would likely require the Browns to trade up two spots from No. 4 to select the Heisman Trophy winner. Last season, he completed 72.4 percent of his passes for 3,998 yards and 36 touchdowns. He also ran for nine scores.
Memphis nose tackle Dontari Poe, who has been linked to the Steelers, came in third place in the poll with 15 percent. Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict finished last with 8 percent.