Indianapolis Colts Reportedly Inform Andrew Luck They Will Select Him No. 1

Wes ODonnellFeatured ColumnistApril 19, 2012

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 02:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Stanford Cardinal reacts during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl against the Oklahoma State Cowboys on January 2, 2012 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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In the least surprising news of the entire draft process, it is finally reported that the Indianapolis Colts will select Andrew Luck at No. 1 overall in the 2012 NFL draft.

ESPN's Adam Schefter says:

No great surprise, it's what most expected, but Colts have told Andrew Luck they will take him with the No. 1 overall pick, per NFL source.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 19, 2012

New Colts GM Ryan Grigson told the media he knew who they were going to take, but that they'd announce it on April 26.

Naturally, the news got out.

Luck has long been the No. 1 prospect in the draft, and now the Washington Redskins are likely to announce that they'll select Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III at No. 2.

There really was very little drama here after the Colts parted ways with future Hall of Famer and now-Broncos quarterback, Peyton Manning.

Had Luck entered last year's draft he would have gone No. 1 overall and unlike others before him, his decision to return did not affect his draft stock at all.

The former Stanford signal-caller will likely make his professional debut in a preseason game against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, August 12th. His first regular-season game will be in Chicago against the Bears on Sunday, September 9th.

Rejoice Colts fans, the Andrew Luck era is soon to officially be under way.