It’s widely assumed that the Colts will select quarterback Andrew Luck with the first overall pick in the 2012 draft, and that the Redskins will take quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Griffin isn’t prepared to concede that it’ll unfold that way.
“If you say you don’t want to be picked No. 1, that means you’re not a competitor,” Griffin said Friday, after working out with Jon Gruden in Tampa for the annual QB Camp series on ESPN. “In my mind, there are two No. 1 picks this year and you never know what’s going to happen on draft day.”
Although we’re reluctant to say the Luck will be the top pick “no matter what” (in part because someone made that same unequivocal claim six years ago regarding Reggie Bush and the Texans), it would be a major shock if the Colts don’t take Luck.
Griffin’s on-field and chalkboard sessions with Gruden, which surely will feature the kind of language and facial expressions that Gruden suppresses in the broadcast booth, came two days after Griffin’s glorified pitch-and-catch routine at Baylor, otherwise known as a Pro Day workout. On Thursday, Luck had his own glorified pitch-and-catch routine at Stanford.
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