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2012 NFL Draft: Robert Griffin III Could Be Drafted No. 1 Overall By Colts

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was interviewed by ESPN's Hannah Storm, and reiterated his desire to take a franchise quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, but mentioned Heisman trophy winner Robert Griffin III of Baylor in the same breath as assumed top pick Andrew Luck of Stanford.

It's not news that Irsay wants to hold the top pick regardless of the health of Peyton Manning, but Luck has been considered a lock for the top spot. Irsay told ESPN that this year's Draft could resemble the same 1-2 quarterback sequence as the last time the Colts found a franchise QB (quote transcription courtesy of PFT):

"With Griffin and Luck and the way it’s shaping up at the top of the draft — could very likely go one and two like with Peyton and Ryan Leaf," Irsay said. "It’s most likely one of those quarterbacks that you really feel is the best player in the draft, and where we’re at moving forward you can’t pass that up. I don’t think anyone would expect that."

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