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New Indianapolis Colts GM Ryan Grigson made official Tuesday what we all pretty much knew back in January: the franchise will select Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with the No. 1 pick in today’s NFL Draft.
Luck is billed as the most pro-ready quarterback prospect to enter the league since Peyton Manning, the man he’s succeeding in Indianapolis. Some would go even further back and call Luck the surest thing since fellow Stanford great John Elway.
While I personally think such opinions are a bit overkill, I do think very highly of Luck, and I believe he can be the Colts’ next franchise signal-caller for many years to come. Given the recent organizational overhaul in Indy, however, quarterback is far from this team’s only thin spot. The Colts could use talent upgrades everywhere.
The fun, analytically speaking, starts with the No. 34 pick.
I always say this around draft time: I get annoyed at the notion of NFL teams’ “biggest draft needs.”
Every team has the same biggest need on dra...
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Do not expect any surprises with the first pick of the upcoming NFL Draft.
Indianapolis Colts general manger Ryan Grigson confirmed Tuesday what everybody in football already knew, telling reporters the team would use the top overall pick to select star quarterback Andrew Luck.
"In fairness to Andrew Luck and in fairness to the whole process -- the media gantlet he's going...
No surprise here. The Colts have been targeting Luck for months and the release of Peyton Manning all but sealed the deal, and Luck’s future.
In 2011, Luck led Stanford to a record of 11–2, a berth in a BCS bowl (the Fiesta Bowl), and a # 7 ranking in the final AP Poll and was runner up for the Heisman for two consecutive years.
Luck became Stanford’s all-time leader in wins...
It has been speculated and all but confirmed for quite some time now. We can now safely say that the Indianapolis Colts will select Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with the top overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft this Thursday after it was confirmed by sources.
This means that Heisman trophy winner Robert Griffin III will be the No. 2 overall selection by the Washington Redskins...
The 2012 NFL Draft kicks off Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall in New York City starting with the Indianapolis Colts' number one overall pick. The full schedule is as follows:
Round1: Thursday, April 26th, 8 ET, Televised on NFL Network and ESPN
Round 2-3 : Friday April 27th, 7 ET, NFL Network and ESPN
Round 4-7 : Saturday, April 28th, 12 ET, NFL Network and ESPN
With the NFL draft fast approaching the Indianapolis Colts confirmed what many believed in that they are taking Andrew Luck, quarterback out of Stanford University, with the number 1 overall pick.
The question some had leading up to the draft was whether or not Robert Griffin III should have been chosen before him. Some say it was never a conversation to begin with, others, even...
1. Indianapolis, Andrew Luck, qb, 6-4, 234, Stanford: A prototypical NFL QB with superior decision-making abilities, arm strength and mechanics. Father, Oliver, was also an NFL QB.
2. Washington, Robert Griffin III, qb, 6-2, junior, 223, Baylor: A fast runner and polished passer, Griffin could be a game-changer. Smart player with intangibles through the roof....
Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck has been selected first overall
in the NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts.
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The Brigham Young Cougars never played Stanford when Andrew Luck, who will soon be the first overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft, was their quarterback. In other years, that has not been the case. Did you know that BYU has faced nine players who were the eventual first pick overall in the NFL draft? Five of the nine times, BYU played against the eventual first pick overall in their...
Kill the NFL DraftSince the birth of ESPN, interest in the NFL Draft has increased yearly. It has become a primetime event introducing the most promising College players to fans who have salivated over forty yard dash times and bench rep numbers for months. The first round of the draft can be exciting to College Football freaks and draftniks; but let me ask you this: How many casual...
The NFL Draft is now just a couple days away, we are going to release one of our final mock drafts as we inch ever closer to the most exciting day of the NFL offseason.
1. Indianapolis Colts - Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford -
Analysis: The Colts have already announced that Luck will be the pick, so no drama before the first pick this year. If Luck is as good as we all believe...