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2012 NFL Draft: Robert Griffin III Proclaims Himself Best QB In The Nation

The 2012 NFL Draft will feature numerous quarterbacks, but Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III have stood apart from the rest of the class. Andrew Luck remains the consensus number one pick, but RG3 is hot on his trail for that top spot. It would still be a surprise to see Griffin surpass Luck, but most people were also locked in on Luck winning the Heisman as well, so anything is possible.

Griffin took some time to chat with Don Banks of in Indianapolis before Sunday's Super Bowl. He discussed a variety of topics including his plans to compete for the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, how Cam Newton's strong rookie season could impact him, and his thoughts on teams potentially trading a lot to move up and draft him.

His most notable comments reflected his confidence in his abilities. Colts owner JIm Irsay has indicated the Colts will take a quarterback with their number one pick (shocking!) and that Luck or Griffin would be that quarterback. Griffin is working to make his case for that number one pick:

I hate to talk about myself like that, but if I had to straight up tell a head coach or an owner why they should take me, it's because I'm the best in everything I've done. I'm the most accurate. I have the strongest arm. I may not be the tallest. I may not be the heaviest. But I'm the best quarterback in the nation, and if they pass on me, then I understand. But I'm going to go out and be the best quarterback for somebody else.

Griffin came out of nowhere in 2011 to claim the Heisman Trophy and emerge as a first round draft pick candidate. Although he does not have 13 more games to force the issue, the combine and private workouts will give RG3 a chance to at least raise enough doubt to create day one intrigue.