Ryan Grigson officially announced today that the Indianapolis Colts will select quarterback Andrew Luck of Stanford with the first overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft:
A new era in Colts football will start on Thursday evening just after eight o’clock when Indianapolis will select quarterback Andrew Luck with the first pick in the NFL Draft.
Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson announced the news on Tuesday at the conclusion of the club’s first voluntary mini-camp workout. Grigson indicated that in fairness to Luck and the media schedule he will face in New York at the draft, that he wanted to take any remaining suspense out of the equation if Luck were going to be the club’s selection.
I know you are all shocked, perhaps a bit overwhelmed by this news. We're forming support groups and looking into finding some professional help for those of you who didn't anticipate the news.
I really appreciated this news. Especially the comments about it being for Andrew Luck. Yes, we were all expecting this, but the way it was being handled was bordering on disrespect for him. I was very relieved to hear the Colts management begin to treat him as an individual with consideration for his experience of all this.