Colts tell Andrew Luck that they're drafting him

Andrew Luck has been notified that he'll be the #1 overall pick in the NFL Draft

4/19/12 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5138 respect

Oct. 15, 2011; Pullman, WA, USA; Stanford Cardinals quarterback Andrew Luck (12) rolls out of the pocket against the Washington State Cougars during the second half at Martin Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: James Snook-US PRESSWIREThe Colts have stopped the charade, and have notified former Stanford QB Andrew Luck that he'll be their choice with the 1st pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.

This has been widely believed to be the case for a while, but Colts owner Jim Irsay had previously insisted that they had not yet made their final decision between Luck and former Baylor QB and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III.

Adam Schefter first reported the news, and also said that Griffin will be selected with the 2nd pick by the Washington Redskins.

Neither of  these picks should come as a surprise to anyone, but now it's pretty clear that the wavering is over, and both teams know exactly which direction they're heading in the draft.

If you want to see these guys play against each other, you'll get your chance in week 3 of the preseason, when the Redskins host the Colts. Week 3 is normally when the starters get the most playing time, so we could see a lot of both Luck and Griffin.

Now on the clock, for all intents and purposes, the Vikings, with the 3rd overall pick. Most people believe they'll take USC offensive tackle Matt Kalil.

What do you think of the Colts' decision to go with Luck over Griffin? Is it a no-brainer? Will they someday regret passing on Griffin? Or will both QBs end up being pretty good? Let us know what you think.
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4/20/12   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

Wait...so the Colts aren't drafting Tannehill? yes

4/19/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Skins fans down here are thrilled. RGIII is already the most popular athlete in DC.

4/19/12   |   jaysinw   |   4839 respect

wow glad that mystery was over, Irsay really had me when he said he was not sure yet. Now we can move on to see if the Skins will take RG3 with the #2 pick.

4/19/12   |   beerstudk   |   1538 respect

I have to admit, I haven't seen RG3 play more than a few times and one of those games was the Bowl game vs. Washington where apparently neither team decided to play defense... but I have seen Luck play several times over the past 3 seasons and I would take him above most current NFL QB's.  He ran a pro system at Stanford, his coach was a former Pro Bowl QB, his every bit as athletic as RG3 but bigger, he's as smart as RG3 if not smarter and he grew up around the NFL.  Anyone that thought the Colts would go any other way were just fooling themselves.

4/19/12   |   Debi_L   |   11287 respect

I'll let you know when week 3 is over :)