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2012 NFL Drafts: Scouts Pick Andrew Luck Over RG3 In Overwhelming Numbers

Yahoo's Jason Cole profiled the humble Andrew Luck, who is poised to likely be the first overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, and included one note that backs up the argument Luck will be the Indianapolis Colts' choice:

Of 15 NFL scouts and coaches surveyed since the Senior Bowl in late January, 14 said they would take Luck first. Some of that came down to Luck being a little bigger (he is 6-foot-4, 235 pounds compared to Griffin at 6-2, 220), which means he could take more of an NFL pounding. Some of it came down to the systems they played in (Baylor’s spread offense gave Griffin more opportunities to show off his immense talent).

At the end of the day, Luck just feels like a better choice.

Granted, stranger things have happened in the months, weeks, and eventually hours leading up to a NFL Draft, but the preference of those assigned to evaluate football talent for a living is that Robert Griffin III is the second best available talent.

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