Colts tell Andrew Luck he’s their man; Redskins all clear for Griffin III

The Indianapolis Colts have done what everyone expected them to do, telling Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck that they will select him with the first overall pick in next week’s NFL draft, according to a person with knowledge of the situation..


Andrew Luck (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Luck has been regarded as the top prospect in the draft for some time now. And the Colts were expected to draft him, even before they parted ways with Peyton Manning.

Griffin said Thursday that he hasn’t heard from the Redskins and “neither have my agents.” He said he was aware of the development, first reported by ESPN Thursday morning, but wasn’t going to comment because it hadn’t been confirmed publicly.


Robert Griffin III (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Shortly after the Redskins sent this year’s sixth overall pick, their second-rounder in this year’s draft and first-round picks in 2013 and 2014 to the St. Louis Rams to obtain the No. 2 overall pick, Washington general manager Bruce Allen said “We fell in love with two players in the draft, and one of those players will be a great Redskin.”

Indianapolis general manager Ryan Grigson said on Wednesday that his team had settled on its selection in the draft.

“We’ve known for a little while. We’ve done all our due diligence,” Grigson told reporters. “Unless there’s an unforeseen problem or something like that, we know what we’re doing.”

Now, it sounds as if the Colts have told Luck what they’re doing as well.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.

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