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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Pro Football Weekly Has RG3 Going To Colts

With whispers about the Indianapolis Colts interest in Baylor's Robert Griffin III growing, Pro Football Weekly became the first prominent NFL Draft publication to move Griffin ahead of Andrew Luck in a mock draft:

1. Indianapolis Colts

Robert Griffin III | QB | Baylor [ Jr. ]

Not only did Robert Griffin do more with less at Baylor, as the incoming quarterback of the Colts will have to do with one of the weakest supporting casts in football, but Griffin is a more intimidating playmaker than Andrew Luck with the big-play ability sought in Bruce Arians' big-strike, vertical offense. Griffin entered the season low on the radar in the Heisman Trophy race and upset the anointed golden boy in college football. Luck remains the heavyweight favorite to be selected first overall, but Griffin is the better schematic fit.

The Colts, who have been one of the most stable franchises in NFL history, would seem to be a better fit for a young QB, but whoever comes in will have the tough task of trying to fill Peyton Manning's shoes.

Either way, it still doesn't seem all that likely that they would pass up on Luck after being linked to him for most of the year.

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