Heisman Winner Griffin Stands Tall at NFL Combine

On Friday, Robert Griffin III finally got a chance to start making his pitch to be this year's No. 1 draft pick

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    Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, of Baylor, is photographed with the award during a news conference, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, in New York.

    NFL scouts can dismiss the rumors of the incredibly shrinking Heisman Trophy winner.

    With scouting reports on former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin the Third steadily improving, the biggest concern heading into the combine was Griffin's height.

    Some worried the quarterback who was listed at 6-foot-4 in high school and 6-2 at Baylor, was actually shorter.

    Griffin ended any speculation by measuring in at 6-2 3/8, 223 pounds.

    Griffin, who wore Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle socks a 15-minute question-and-answer session with reporters, had some fun with his official height and weight.

    He mentioned it three times while speaking with reporters, bringing it up again when asked about comparisons between himself and Cam Newton.

    "Cam (Newton) is a bigger guy, 6-5, 240 and I'm 6-2 3/8 and 223," Griffin said, drawing laughter. "I'm not going to let that one go."

    Newton won the Heisman Trophy and was selected first overall by the Carolina Panthers in the 2011 NFL Draft. Griffin is a consensus top ten pick.

    Most believe that barring any unknown medical issues, Andrew Luck will go No. 1 to Indianapolis and Griffin could go No. 2 if the Rams trade the pick.

    With more than two months to go before the April draft, there's lots of time for scouts to dissect the flaws and change their rankings.