• On a night full of surprises, no surprise as who the #1 pick was

    April 27, 2012 No comments

    During a night filled with trades and movements that had many an experts mock drafts turned in to mockery’s themselves, there was no surprise as to how the draft began. Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck was selected first overall in the NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts, followed by Baylor QB Robert Griffin III, who was taken by the Washington Redskins.

    Six weeks after releasing four-time MVP Peyton Manning, the Colts took a player many believe is the most NFL-ready passer since Manning was the No. 1 overall choice in 1998.

    Luck is the fourth Stanford quarterback taken first overall, the last being John Elway in 1983. Coincidentally, Elway now runs the Denver Broncos, for whom he won two Super Bowls, and recently signed Manning as a free agent after Manning missed all of last season following neck surgery.

    Luck got the nod in the draft over Griffin, who beat out Luck for the Heisman Trophy in December. Redskins fans chanted Griffin’s name even as Luck was onstage with Commissioner Roger Goodell.

    His message to Colts fans is to “hope for the best.” Luck went on to say that, “We will come in and work hard. I know there are a lot of great guys in the locker room are ready. I feel so honored, so grateful to be able to represent the city now and be part of the team.”

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