Andrew Luck are the No. one overall decide within the 2012 NFL Draft, Colts general manager Ryan Grigson announced Tuesday.
The redshirt junior from Stanford is taken into account one in all the highest quarterback prospects since Eli Manning left Ole Miss in 2004. It's expected Luck are the team's starter when the season begins in September, filling the void left when Peyton Manning was released in March.
Grigson said last Wednesday that the team has known "for a protracted time" and 2 days later, Luck was informed of the franchise's call.
"We've exhausted the method, just about created up our mind," said Grigson, who initially said he would withhold the player's identity till the primary spherical begins Thursday. "We're attending to go from there."
Luck and Baylor Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III are the highest 2 overall rated players by NFLDraftScout.com since before the Scouting mix in February. Griffin III is anticipated to be selected second overall by Washington.
Grigson, employed from the Eagles in January as a first-time general manager, hasn't had a simple initial few months on the duty.
He released Manning and standard Colts like Dallas Clark and Joseph Addai whereas owner Jim Irsay stressed patience because the team rebuilds. Irsay said months ago that rebuilding would begin with a quarterback.
Most projected Luck because the high decide for the past 2 seasons, however he stunned the NFL and school soccer alike when he set in January 2011 that he'd come for a final season at Stanford to earn his design degree.
There are pundits who rate him the highest prospect at the position since Manning came out of Tennessee. Griffin gained momentum with a highly productive junior season and beat out Luck for the Heisman Trophy. however issues concerning him returning from a variety offense and being described as a running quarterback work in Luck's favor.
Scouts think about Luck cerebral however additionally terribly athletic with mix testing numbers that place him in an elite category at the position.
Grigson, a former offensive lineman at Purdue who was raised in Indiana, said the Colts will not draft for want with any of their ten picks. He believes this draft category is outstanding along the offensive line.