Though I doubt Washington Redskins’ rookie quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins will be sharing their playbook knowledge with the Dallas Cowboys’ first-round selection, cornerback Morris Claiborne, the three are expected to spend a whole lot of time together next week
That’s because the NFL for the first time has decided to divide the rookies by conference for next week’s Rookie Symposium in Aurora, Ohio, meaning the Redskins’ 2012 rookie class will get the opportunity to get an early look at their NFC East foes.
ProFootballTalk.com reported that the rookies are being divided into the smaller groups this year to better facilitate presentations and workshops during the four-day event.
“We have reduced the number of draftees simultaneously attending the symposium to create the most favorable learning environment,” NFL Vice President of Player Engagement Troy Vincent explained. “Each rookie should leave the symposium with the knowledge and history of where our game began, where it is today, and challenged to make a positive personal impact on the future of our game. The NFL and its clubs are committed to providing players with the best resources to succeed both on and off the field.”
The rookies will reportedly get the opportunity to hear a slew of current and former NFL players talk about their trials and tribulations as professional athletes. Among those scheduled to speak are Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, wide receiver Terrell Owens and Hall of Famers Michael Irvin and Carl Eller.
Also set to speak is former Washington Redskins’ linebacker LaVar Arrington.
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