Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 2/22/12

Many are split on which highly-touted quarterback — Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III — should get the dubious honor of succeeding Peyton Manning in Indianapolis.

Some mocks have Luck landing with the Colts at No. 1 overall, while others project Griffin III in the same spot. This will inevitably change dozens of times between now and late April.

However, there seems to be an early consensus forming among NFL scouts, who’ve seen enough thus far to give the nod to the former Stanford Cardinal.

Of 15 scouts surveyed by Yahoo! Sports’ Jason Cole, 14 said they would take Luck with the top pick.

The “overall feeling” is that Luck will be the “safest” choice, due in part to passing the eye test with impressive physical attributes. Coaches and execs around the league also appreciate the intangible qualities — leadership and intelligence — he brings to the table.

“At the end of the day, Luck just feels like a better choice,” Cole added.

Nothing really groundbreaking here. Luck has long been viewed as a generational talent, and, ironically enough, the best quarterback prospect since the Hall of Famer he’d be replacing.

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