2012 NFL Draft: Colts Reportedly Considering Robert Griffin III over Andrew Luck

Chris Trapasso@ChrisTrapassoAnalyst IApril 2, 2012

COLLEGE STATION, TX - OCTOBER 15: Robert Griffin III #10 of the Baylor Bears passes during a game against the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field on October 15, 2011 in College Station, Texas. The Texas A&M Aggies defeated the Baylor Bears 55-28. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
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The Indianapolis Colts are reportedly considering making Robert Griffin III the No. 1 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft over Andrew Luck

This shocking tidbit of information came from Michael Wilbon during his appearance on Tony Kornheiser's ESPN 980 radio show Monday morning. 

Said Wilbon: 

It’s not like I’m following this closely, but I had the occasion over the weekend to talk to a couple of people who have intimate knowledge of what the Colts are thinking. And you and I have talked very briefly on the show about, are they still considering RGIII? Tony, I’m told they are.

And I’m told that the main reason they are is because there are people in the organization and people they consult—and now you consult all these different people about something as important as a No. 1 overall draft pick, a maybe once in a generation pick. And they are of the opinion, some people that are having input into this pick, that RGIII is better in the pocket.


Although Wilbon states he's not following the situation closely, he is one of the most respected sports journalists in the country and wouldn't speculate on something without having legitimate sources to back it up. 

I've been a big fan of the RG3-to-the-Colts possibility and have thought all along that the team should at least complete their due diligence on the guy.

Both Luck and Griffin III are stupendous prospects that don't leave much to be desired in terms of their on-field skill sets.

It is not surprising that some have RGIII ranked ahead of Luck. Not at all. 

We have all been expecting Luck to go No. 1 overall to the Colts for quite some time now, but citing Wilbon and his sources, we can't rule out Griffin III getting his name called first on April 26 just yet.