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Andrew Luck vs. Robert Griffin III: Jim Irsay says Colts are “still in the evaluation process”

View Photo Gallery: Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III is a highly coveted prospect heading into the 2012 NFL draft.

The distance separating Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III has been steadily shrinking and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay isn’t tipping his hand about which quarterback his team will take with the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft.

“I think they're both outstanding young men,” Irsay said during the NFL owners’ meetings Monday in Palm Beach, Fla. (via Dan Graziano’s NFC East blog). “I don't think it's either-or, where only one of them is going to succeed. I think they're both going to be great.”

Luck, the Stanford quarterback, has long been presumed to be the Colts’ choice for the No. 1 pick and RGIII is considered a lock to be the Washington Redskins’ choice at No. 2. Unless that were to change...

Whichever way the Colts go, they’d “look into” completing a deal before the draft, Irsay said, but the Colts aren’t there yet.

“We’re still in the evaluation process right now.”

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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