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DeAngelo Hall: Robert Griffin III Is "Light-Years Ahead" of Michael Vick

Ever since Robert Griffin III was drafted second overall by the Washington Redskins in this year&...

Ever since Robert Griffin III was drafted second overall by the Washington Redskins in this year's NFL Draft, cornerback DeAngelo Hall has been all over him.

Hall used to play for the Atlanta Falcons as well, playing with Michael Vick. Many have been comparing RGIII and Vick for some time now and Hall now wants to break the ice.

Hall talked with 980 ESPN Radio, saying the match-up isn't even close: Griffin is better.

“I feel like he’s light years ahead of Michael Vick because he understands mentally what it takes to be great. Mike felt like he could go out athletically and be great. R.G. is like, ‘I know athletically I’m pretty good, but I want to be mentally great. If I can be mentally great and athletically good or great then it’s scary.’ His ability to want to be that great quarterback, not just a great athlete, is what is going to separate him from all the other guys out there.”

Although Griffin is athletic, he doesn't seem himself as a running quarterback and he wants to get rid of the stereotype.

“I don’t want people to think I’m just an option quarterback,” Griffin told the Washington Examiner Friday. “It’s not something you can prove, I don’t think. Perception is reality so it doesn’t matter how many yards you throw for, what you do in practice or what you do in the games. If you can run a little bit you’ll always be smacked with that stereotype.”

We'll see how Griffin's rookie year goes and see how it stacks up next to Vick's at the end of the season.

What do you think? Is Griffin the better player? Is he really "light-years ahead" of Vick?

Josh Dhani is the founder of FootBasket. He also contributes at Hoops Authority and Eight Points Nine Seconds. You can read more about him at his website. Follow him on Twitter @joshdhani.

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