Robert Griffin III Says 1 QB Prospect Is ‘Underrated By Fans’

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Written By Maya Cantina

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The 2024 NFL Draft is just a few weeks away, and it could end up yielding the best crop of quarterbacks since the famed 1983 draft that brought the league John Elway, Dan Marino, and Jim Kelly.

At the top of the draft board are Caleb Williams from USC, LSU’s Jayden Daniels, and Drake Maye of the University of North Carolina.

Recently, J.J. McCarthy, who led the University of Michigan to a win in the College Football Playoff National Championship game in January, has seen his stock rise.

While some are still doubting that McCarthy deserves the hype he has gotten recently, former NFL QB Robert Griffin III said he is actually being “underrated by fans.”

Griffin’s reasoning is that Michigan didn’t have McCarthy carry their team as much as Williams, Daniels, and Maye were asked to, and thus his numbers are somewhat misleading.

He didn’t put up the prolific passing stats that the top three prospects had, but in 2023, he completed 72.3 percent of his pass attempts and tallied 2,991 yards and 22 touchdowns.

McCarthy ran for just 202 yards and three touchdowns last season, but Griffin feels his running ability is greater than what he displayed.

While some mock drafts have had McCarthy going at No. 4, some now think there’s a chance he will be taken at No. 3 or even No. 2.

There are also rumors that the Minnesota Vikings could trade up in order to get their hands on McCarthy after losing Kirk Cousins to the Atlanta Falcons in free agency.

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