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Colts Are Thinking About Taking Robert Griffin III Over Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck has for a long time been a forgone conclusion to be the No. 1 overall draft pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, however Robert Griffin III has shot up draft boards and is considered to be the No. 2 pick. Now, there is at least some discussion that the Indianapolis Colts could be leaning toward taking Griffin over Luck.

ESPN's Michael Wilbon was on Tony Kornheiser's radio show on ESPN 980 Monday morning, and Wilbon said that he talked to some people within the Colts organization that are considering Griffin because he has better pocket presence:

"By the way, I will tell you this," Wilbon said, mid-rant. "It's not like I'm following this closely, but I had the occasion over the weekend to talk to a couple of people who have intimate knowledge of what the Colts are thinking. And you and I have talked very briefly on the show about are they still considering RGIII.

"They have stats, they have analysis, they have information that says to them it's Luck who is faster to leave the pocket and not be as good in the pocket. And RGIII is better in the pocket, he's a better pocket passer, better arm. And that they are seriously still considering RGIII."

"And I'm told that the main reason they are is because there are people in the organization and people they consult - and now you consult all these different people about something a s important as a number one overall draft pick, a maybe once in a generation pick. And they are of the opinion, some people that are having input into this pick, that RGIII is better in the pocket.

The overwhelming majority of experts, scouts, mock drafts and anyone who talks about the NFL Draft is still saying Luck is going number one overall, and this could be an instance where the Colts draft personell are just out thinking themselves when trying to make a decision.

Here is RG3's draft profile via SBN NFL:

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