Colts still might draft Robert Griffin III instead of Andrew Luck

Are the Colts being coy, or does RG3 actually have a chance to go #1 overall?

3/27/12 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

The general consensus over the past few months has been that the Colts will take Stanford QB Andrew Luck.

According to Colts owner Jim Irsay, it's still not a sure thing.

Some would say that he's doing this so as to not show his hand, but when you have the #1 overall pick and have no intention of trading it, there's really no reason to do that.

Teams often decide who their pick will be and even have a contract in place weeks before the draft. Technically, since the Colts have the top pick, they're already on the clock. They can talk to any potential draft pick they want, and can start negotiating a contract whenever they'd like.

At this point, there really isn't much else to see from Luck or Griffin. They've both made their appearances at the Combine, they've both had their Pro Days, and they've both been available for interviews with any team who calls, particularly the Colts.

Irsay says it could come down to contract negotiations, but with the new rookie salary rules, it won't be anywhere as  big a deal as it would have been few years ago, when rookies were getting some of the most lucrative salaries in the league.

Is Irsay full of it, or is it true that the Colts really haven't decided yet?
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3/29/12   |   Tigers2010   |   646 respect

RG3 is the better of the 2 

3/29/12   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

The Colts are going to draft Andrew Luck. This is just something to draw attention to Jim "The Mad Tweeter" Irsay. He's going to Indianapolis and will be anointed the next Peyton Manning.

3/27/12   |   scquwi1   |   1231 respect

I have to agree with both Dan and Msylan comments above. Irsay did this before, saying he is unsure was like him saying he had not decided what to do with Manning, this year.

3/27/12   |   msylvan10   |   20 respect

He's full of it. This is literally an exact replica of the Peyton Manning/Ryan Leaf scenario in '98. Everyone knew that Manning and Leaf were going to be the #1 and #2 picks in the draft. The Colts played it up until draft day like they hadn't decided, and the Chargers (who were drafting second), were publicly stating that they'd rather have Leaf (presumably to entice the Colts to change their mind). Everyone knew Manning was the #1 pick that year, just like everyone knows its Luck this year. There has not been a player as reminiscent of Peyton Manning as Andrew Luck in a long, long time. RG3 may very well turn into a great NFL player. But the Colts would literally have to be insane to pass up on Manning 2.0. It's a risk they cannot take. Go ahead and buy your #12 Colts jerseys now - its a done deal.

3/27/12   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

Tigers2010 wrote:
Luck is not as good as RG3  anyway you look at it.. RG3 is smarter finish  in 3 years at college as a arm  and his feet he can run. 

Couldn't disagree more. I had the pleasure of watching Andrew Luck in person for his entire collegiate career, and I've watched a lot of quarterbacks in my life, and RG3 is not in the same league as Luck. There are few sports questions I've been more confident in in my lifetime than the fact that Andrew Luck will be an NFL stud. 

3/27/12   |   Tigers2010   |   646 respect

Luck is not as good as RG3  anyway you look at it.. RG3 is smarter finish  in 3 years at college as a arm  and his feet he can run.