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Andrew Luck is the first pick of the 2012 NFL Draft

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We’ve known he was likely to go first overall since September, we’ve known that the Colts were likely to take him for months and we’ve known they were going to take him for days. And now, Andrew Luck is officially the first overall pick in the NFL Draft.

Luck walks into a Colts team that is basically starting over from the long Peyton Manning era.┬áLuck is one of the most coveted quarterback prospects to hit the draft since Manning left Tennessee and has almost universally been called ready to start right now. It was a tough 2011 for a Colts franchise that is little more than a month away from saying goodbye to Manning, but Luck’s arrival means that the rebuilding has begun in Indianapolis.

Luck’s Stanford career finished with 23 wins and two BCS bowl bids in the last two years, which helped make him the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy to two other players — Robert Griffin III and Trent Richardson — who will likely follow him to the podium in the next few minutes. There’s a good chance he would have been the first pick in the NFL Draft if he came out of school for the 2011 Draft, all of which is a roundabout way of saying the Colts got themselves a guy that we’ve been waiting to see in the league for a long time.

There’s a new coaching staff, a new front office, a new defense and the need for a lot of new players in Indianapolis. They’ve got their new franchise quarterback, though.

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13 Responses to “Andrew Luck is the first pick of the 2012 NFL Draft”
  1. 7thlombardiontheway says: Apr 26, 2012 8:07 PM

    6 rings > you

  2. obamablowz says: Apr 26, 2012 8:07 PM

    Really wanted him to fall to 15. DAMMIT

  3. doctorfootball says: Apr 26, 2012 8:08 PM

    He is?!?!?!?! I’m shocked!!

  4. bballpat07 says: Apr 26, 2012 8:10 PM

    Congrats Colts Fans!

  5. whodey1218 says: Apr 26, 2012 8:11 PM

    I would have never guessed

  6. nflfollower says: Apr 26, 2012 8:16 PM

    I hope you wrote this in advance.

  7. randygnyc says: Apr 26, 2012 8:17 PM

    The smartest guy in the draft goes #1. Sorry, no one remembers the runner ups.

  8. bucfansouthtampa says: Apr 26, 2012 8:18 PM

    notice that Luck has his actual number on his jersey vice the number 1. Just like Peyton Manning in 1998. Irsay is the MASTER at symbology.

  9. tilllman40 says: Apr 26, 2012 8:24 PM


  10. mungman69 says: Apr 26, 2012 8:37 PM

    Indy will need Luck–get it?

  11. benh999 says: Apr 26, 2012 8:51 PM

    Thanks for the tip.

  12. c0ldestwinter says: Apr 26, 2012 8:52 PM

    Trent Richardson didn’t win the Heisman… Luck was runner-up to RG III this year but it was Mark Ingram who won last year.

  13. JustinD says: Apr 27, 2012 3:09 AM

    … and becomes the newest member of the world’s most horrendously ugly quarterbacks to play for the Colts.

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