Colts to select Andrew Luck in NFL draft

Sources said the Colts have known for weeks that they wanted to rebuild around the Stanford quarterback.


The Indianapolis Colts have told Andrew Luck that they will select him as the first pick of the NFL draft, Fox59 confirmed Thursday.

Sources said the Colts have known for weeks that they wanted to rebuild around the Stanford quarterback.

The franchise told Luck earlier this week that they would select him.

General Manager Ryan Grigson met with local media members Wednesday and expressed the team had its mind made up.

"We've exhausted the process. We've pretty much made up our minds and we're going to go from there. We feel good about it and we'll go from there."

The Colts sent representatives to Palo Alto, California for Luck's Standford Pro Day March 22nd and also flew back out to California for a private workout. The Colts also spent time with Luck in Indianapolis. Their only personal interaction with the other high-profile quarterback expected to be taken with one of the top two picks of the NFL draft, Robert Griffin III, did not workout or meet with the Colts representatives.

"We went to his pro day and we were able to spend time with him a little bit. No, he had not made the trip out here. We did not extend the invitation. You get to the point where you know," added Grigson Wednesday.

While the Colts would not comment Thursday on the reports they had in fact told Luck they would draft him, there is little doubt they have decided to make the Stanford quarterback their top selection.

The 2012 NFL Draft begins at 8:00 pm, Thursday April 27th in New York City. The Colts are expected to bring the selection (Luck) to Indianapolis for an officially introduction to the fans/media Friday April 28th at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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