There has been a lot of speculation over the last few weeks on whether or not the Indianapolis Colts would select Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with the No. 1 overall pick at the 2012 NFL Draft. While the general belief is Luck would become a Colt, a few in the football world have suggested the team should take Robert Griffin III because of his arm strength and ability to run the football.
RG3 potentially makes more sense for the Colts. The team does not have much of a run game at the moment and he would certainly help in that aspect. And while few believe Griffin is ready to start next season, he would have the chance to sit behind Peyton Manning for at least one season and learn the tools of the trade for an NFL quarterback. Should he reach his full potential, an argument can certainly be made that Griffin has a higher ceiling than Luck.
All of this being said, it is sounding more and more likely that there is absolutely no way that the Colts will select anyone other than Andrew Luck with their No. 1 pick. And, honestly, with Luck being the most sure-fire quarterback prospect to enter the draft since Peyton Manning or John Elway, who can blame them?
#Colts @JimIrsay, the poetry man, won't pass on Andrew Luck. Dad dealt Elway in '83, 15 yrs later, Jim took Manning & now it's his Luck.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 7, 2012
This certainly seems like the safe and smart move. The Colts are a franchise in transition right now and they cannot afford to strike out with their first round pick like they have for the last few years. It may take a little bit of time, but all signs point to Andrew Luck taking the torch from Peyton Manning and continuing the legacy of quarterback excellence in Indianapolis.