It certainly doesn't come as a shock, but the news finally came down early Thursday morning that former Stanford Cardinal quarterback Andrew Luck will be selected No. 1 overall in the upcoming NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts.
Per ESPN's Adam Schefter on Twitter:
No great surprise, it's what most expected, but Colts have told Andrew Luck they will take him with the No. 1 overall pick, per NFL source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 19, 2012
If they were so inclined the Colts could decide to start their negotiations as soon as possible, but seem like they are more willing to wait until he is officially with the team before anything gets hashed out in full. But with the Peyton Manning era officially over, the Colts now have their man moving forward as they feel Luck is a better fit for their squad that Robert Griffin III.
The draft may still be a few days away, but Colts fans already have something to celebrate.
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