It's official: Andrew Luck would be the No. 1 choice in Thursday night's National football league Draft.
Instead of keeping the NFL's worst-stored secret under systems until Luck's title folded from the lips of commissioner Roger Goodell, gm Ryan Grigson made the decision there is pointless to obstruct the inevitable: Luck will end up the successor to Peyton Manning as Indianapolis' quarterback and also the new face from the franchise.
"We did not the begin to see the reason for extending exactly what the world already knows," Grigson told reporters Tuesday following a voluntary small-camping workout. "It comes down to Andrew and that we desired to perform the right factor by him."
Your decision isn't any surprise. Last Wednesday, Grigson stated they had made the decision about who to consider using the first choice but rejected to state whether it might be Luck, the Heisman Trophy runner-up, or Robert Griffin III, the Heisman champion. Under 24 hrs later, The Connected Press found that the option could be Luck barring an unforeseen accident.
Indianapolis continues to be planning for Luck's arrival for some time.
Grigson stated a week ago the team made its decision a few days earlier which was a good reason they did not have Griffin arrived at Indianapolis to have an interview.
The Stanford quarterback intends to have his entire family in New You are able to on draft evening. He'll fly to Indiana on Friday, where he'll take questions from local reporters after which meet fans at Lucas Oil Stadium, his new house area.
"I have got his number now. I have been waiting to provide him a phone call until anything else was determined," stated quarterback Came Stanton, who they acquired inside a do business with the Jets recently. "Try to do this and achieve to him and tell him I am likely to be every small resource will be able to for him."
Stanton and Trevor Vittatoe would be the only quarterbacks presently on Indy's roster, something which can change Thursday evening.
But that is not the main reason Grigson made the impromptu announcement today.
"Really, on account the little one, you come up with things a bit simpler on his part. Proceed and decide. Proceed have it available formally that he's our guy," new Colts coach Chuck Pagano stated. "The intangibles are from the chart. You realize the expertise. You have often seen his body of labor. He's a gym rat. He's a football junkie. He's large. He's strong. He's physical. He is able to make every throw available. He's an excellent leader in the own way."
They haven't had the very first pick within the draft since 1998 once they selected Manning.
They can also get the ultimate pick Thursday evening, marking the very first time a non-expansion team has already established both the foremost and last pick inside a draft since 1967. The then-expansion Houston Texans also had the foremost and last pick in 2002.