When the Washington Redskins swapped first-round picks with the St. Louis Rams and gave up an additional two first-round picks and a second-rounder, it was a foregone conclusion that they made the move up in the 2012 NFL Draft to select Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III.
Now, the Redskins are already taking the next step to prepare what they hope will be their next franchise quarterback.
Per a report from Chick Hernandez of Comcast SportsNet, Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will begin meeting with Griffin multiple times a week in Waco, Texas leading up to the draft. The hope is that the visits will give RG3 a head start on other rookies that are a part of the incoming quarterback class.
The visits initially raised questions on how often teams are allowed to visit players before the draft, but when appearing on NFL Network, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello put those questions to rest.
“There is no issue,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told Breer. “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 visits also put into perspective the confidence by both those within the Redskins organization and RG3 that he will, in fact, be the team’s first-round pick come April.