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The number one pick is coveted, this year more than ever
Let's say you've defeated every other argument presented in this article. You think that the opportunity to draft Andrew Luck is a once-in-a-lifetime shot, and you will never get this chance again.
Well, the Colts will have it twice in 13 years. Never again? I don't think so.
The league has been shown first-hand what the Colts are without Peyton Manning at the helm. Winless, defeated, and downright pathetic.
Of course, anyone who turns to Dan Orlovsky for a solution, as temporary as it may be, has got to be desperate.
With Manning, the Colts are a force to be reckoned with. They are a team that every defense looks for on their schedule, because Manning adds an element to the game that can't be measured.
So why not rebuild the team around HIM?
The number-one pick is a coveted pick, and this year it is bigger than ever. With the massive media melee that surrounds Luck's presence in this year's draft, the Colts could place a hefty price tag on the pick.
Whether it be for players on defense or for more picks to rebuild through the draft, the Colts could be set up for a deep playoff run if they play their cards right.
Just think if Polian and his staff could work a little magic, they might even be in a position like Belichick and the Patriots who seem to have more picks hidden in their bag of tricks than there are available in the entire draft itself.
If the Colts draft Luck, they are committing to another year or two of rebuilding across the entire organization.
Players like Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark are going to have a tough time dealing with a rookie quarterback so late in their careers, and with a porous offensive line, the Colts could use their picks more wisely than buying into the hype.