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Ryan Grigson confirms Andrew Luck will be the top pick

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There hasn’t been much mystery about who the Colts would take with the first overall pick of the draft on Thursday night and now there’s none whatsoever.

Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson said Tuesday that the team is going to be taking Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with the top pick in the draft. Owner Jim Irsay pretty much admitted it last week and there have been reports that the team informed Luck a while ago, but this is the first public confirmation from a member of the Colts organization.

There almost certainly won’t be a contract signed before Thursday night. As Albert Breer of NFL.com reports, the rookie pool numbers aren’t known yet and that would make it very difficult for the two sides to agree on a contract at this point. Thanks to Luck’s schedule, there’s not much pressure to get anything done right away.

Outside of rookie minicamp, Luck won’t be able to join the team until after his time at Stanford wraps up on June 7th. That leaves plenty of time to get the rookie pool numbers and agree on a deal that ensures Luck can hit the ground running as soon as he’s allowed to start his professional career.

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44 Responses to “Ryan Grigson confirms Andrew Luck will be the top pick”
  1. dawkinseffect says: Apr 24, 2012 12:57 PM

    maybe we could get all teams to announce draft picks instead of having an actual 3 day draft event

  2. justasecond1 says: Apr 24, 2012 12:58 PM

    Talk about unrealistic expectations and big shoes to fill. Good luck kid.

  3. jackblackshairyback says: Apr 24, 2012 12:59 PM

    Tiki is flabbergasted.

  4. fxws says: Apr 24, 2012 1:01 PM

    Shocking news.

  5. jhart615 says: Apr 24, 2012 1:03 PM

    As he should be

  6. terripet says: Apr 24, 2012 1:03 PM

    He should be the best player in the draft.

  7. greysolon says: Apr 24, 2012 1:03 PM

    Smarten up, NFL– should’ve kept it as quiet as possible. Every single bit of drama and anticipation helps you get attention and viewers for draft night.

  8. 4thquartermagic says: Apr 24, 2012 1:04 PM

    Here’s to Luck being a good player!

    … and here’s to RG3 being a great player!

  9. sledgehorn says: Apr 24, 2012 1:05 PM

    The Minnesota Vikings are on the clock…

  10. southpaw2k says: Apr 24, 2012 1:05 PM

    So this now makes three separate articles all confirming what’s been expected for 4 months. Seems like a waste of bandwidth on the internet to me.

  11. yelix says: Apr 24, 2012 1:08 PM

    Of course this was going to be the case, but it kind of takes the fun out of it to just announce it today.

  12. cincyorangenblack says: Apr 24, 2012 1:08 PM

    mouth breather.

    Colt’s don’t deserve another prospect like Luck, hell they didn’t even deserve Manning

  13. largent80 says: Apr 24, 2012 1:08 PM

    Breaking news…the sun rises in the East.

  14. germanodin says: Apr 24, 2012 1:08 PM

    I thought this has been confirmed for 2 years now? Must be a slow day.

  15. nineroutsider says: Apr 24, 2012 1:11 PM

    You have chosen wisely my friend…

  16. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Apr 24, 2012 1:12 PM

    I did not see that coming.

  17. nyyjetsknicks says: Apr 24, 2012 1:13 PM

    He also confirmed today is Tuesday.

  18. pooflingingmonkey says: Apr 24, 2012 1:13 PM

    Good, cause I was beginning to wonder…

  19. Punk says: Apr 24, 2012 1:14 PM

    Marvin Harrison will announce the Colts next two picks after Luck.

    Isn’t he still under investigation by the FBI for the shooting(s) of Dwight Dixon?

  20. cdrion21 says: Apr 24, 2012 1:17 PM

    im shocked!!!! this is coming from left field!!!i need to call off of work today to give myself time to take in the surprise….has any one asked Tim tebow to confirm this story yet???

  21. r8rsfan says: Apr 24, 2012 1:18 PM

    They better hope he brings a lot more to the table than papa Oliver did.

  22. unitedstateoftexas says: Apr 24, 2012 1:19 PM

    Thank God they finally revealed that Colt was going to be the #1 pick…..the suspense was killing me.

  23. whatnojets says: Apr 24, 2012 1:21 PM

    Smoke Screen!!!!!!!!

  24. hailskins4life says: Apr 24, 2012 1:22 PM

    Strike 1 over-reported story off the list. Now if we could just get the bounty penalties over with…

  25. getyourownname says: Apr 24, 2012 1:22 PM

    The real question – how much of their alloted draft time will the Colts use to make the announcement?

  26. mancave001 says: Apr 24, 2012 1:22 PM

    I actually think they shouldn’t be allowed to announce it in advance. It’s so anti-climatic, whether or not we “know” who is going first.

  27. Punk says: Apr 24, 2012 1:28 PM

    Grigson, Schmigson… what does Rob Lowe say?

  28. indywilson40 says: Apr 24, 2012 1:29 PM

    Cincyorangenblack, I think you are just a tad jealous. Manning and Luck would never fit in with your Bungles though. Neither one of them have rap sheets.

  29. benacci says: Apr 24, 2012 1:32 PM

    cincyorangenblack says: Apr 24, 2012 1:08 PM

    mouth breather.

    Colt’s don’t deserve another prospect like Luck, hell they didn’t even deserve Manning

    That’s like saying the Bengals don’t deserve a new owner, a new stadium, less drug infested, and physically abusive players…..

  30. enrgy2burn says: Apr 24, 2012 1:42 PM

    let’s hope the Colts make the pick right away instead of waiting for the clock to tick all the way down!

  31. sj39 says: Apr 24, 2012 1:48 PM

    Damn. I think RGIII is going to be better. I just hope his first two years are terrible.

  32. gimletontherocks says: Apr 24, 2012 1:57 PM

    Is Reebok selling Colt Luck jerseys yet?

  33. devildog911 says: Apr 24, 2012 2:04 PM

    Cincyorangenblack thinks Ryan Leaf is a Hall of Famer and Jamarcus Russell deserve a second chance and hoping his Bengals make him a starter and Andy Dalton as his backup.

  34. slaydog103 says: Apr 24, 2012 2:11 PM

    You think the Colts still take the full 10 mins to announce it Thursday night?

  35. randomguy9999 says: Apr 24, 2012 3:48 PM

    4thquartermagic says:
    Apr 24, 2012 1:04 PM

    Here’s to Luck being a good player!

    … and here’s to RG3 being a great player!

    ==============================

    there are the RG3 delusional fans out there…

    they seem to have forgotten that 10 times out of 10 …. a ‘Peyton Manning’ type player will beat out a ‘Michael Vick’ type player….

    the Colts are without a doubt doing the right thing

  36. gcclark98 says: Apr 24, 2012 3:53 PM

    no where to go with marvin harrison case…. the witness that the prosecution had was mysteriously shot and killed… and then the suspect for shooting that guy mysteriously shot and killed too…. someones covering up something

  37. viceburgh says: Apr 24, 2012 4:01 PM

    Brees: Still no hard evidence that Luck will be the top pick

  38. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 24, 2012 4:39 PM

    Cincyorangenblack…..you are a miserable soul, yr bungles lucked out on andy dalton and green, so u should be happy instead of throwing hate on another team, yr bungles will be good again, at least u guys have loose cheerleaders there :)

  39. doncherry81 says: Apr 24, 2012 4:59 PM

    Why are Cincy fans upset with this? Last time I checked Andy Dalton was good.

  40. sellout3871 says: Apr 24, 2012 5:09 PM

    can thursday get here already so I don’t have to read the same story 500 more times, this isn’t new information

  41. footballfanman says: Apr 24, 2012 5:11 PM

    RG3 may be a Vick type player, but he’s also a Drew Brees type player. He’s the best of both worlds.

  42. waltdawg says: Apr 24, 2012 5:15 PM

    And with the second pick of the draft, the Washington Redskins take “RG3!”….If anyone can save this team, it is Robert….

  43. cdrion21 says: Apr 24, 2012 5:23 PM

    @randomguy
    while i agree with you on the colts doing the right thing can you please go back and watch a baylor game or 2…it shouldn’t take much more then that to realize rg3 is a pass first qb that happens to be fast. aftewards you can stop making the lazy comparison to vick cause he happens to be black and fast…just like comparing luck to to manning is lazy cause they are both white cause luck is a far better athlete then manning

  44. 52crabcakes says: Apr 24, 2012 5:49 PM

    good, that way I will be able to watch RG3 play cause he won’t have a horseshoe on this helmet!!

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