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2012 NFL Draft Order: Robert Griffin III Officially Leaves Baylor For NFL, Becomes Browns' Draft Option

The Cleveland Browns' options with the fourth pick in the NFL increased greatly on Wednesday when Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III officially announced he will leave college to enter the NFL draft.

The dynamic quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner may be too valuable for the Browns to pass up with the fourth pick after a disappointing, injury-plagued season from incumbent quarterback Colt McCoy. According to Griffin, he had done enough at Baylor and didn't want to utilize the additional year of eligibility he had after redshirting in 2009 due to a knee injury.

"I just felt it was time for me to go," Griffin said.

Griffin had a breakout season, throwing for 4,293 yards and 37 touchdowns as the Bears finished 10-3 and he won the school's first Heisman Trophy.'s latest 2012 mock draft has Griffin going No. 4 to the Browns. There will surely be much speculation on Griffin and team's possibly moving ahead of the Browns to take a chance on the quarterback who appears to have all of the on and off-field tangibles to thrive as a team leader.

Plus, he has a killer collection of socks.

For more on the Browns, visit Dawgs By Nature. For more on RG3, visit Baylor blog Our Daily Bears. For more NFL Draft, head to Mocking the Draft.

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