As the upcoming NFL draft approaches, the Indianapolis Colts are experiencing a bit of de ja vu about their #1 pick. With the Peyton Manning era swiftly coming to an end, every indication pointed to Stanford’s prolific quarterback Andrew Luck taking over in Indy. However, Baylor’s quarterback Robert Griffin III has made a compellingly strong case after a phenomenal pro day displaying his highly athletic abilities.
According to ESPN’s Mike Wilbon, the Colts are looking as RGIII as their potential franchise QB.
“By the way, I will tell you this,” Wilbon said, mid-rant. “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 a s important as a number one 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.
“They have stats, they have analysis, they have information that says to them it’s Luck who is faster to leave the pocket and not be as good in the pocket. And RGIII is better in the pocket, he’s a better pocket passer, better arm. And that they are seriously still considering RGIII.”-Source
I hate to state the obvious, but the fate of the Colts’ franchise rests on this pick and they can’t afford to make the wrong decision. No pressure though.