Stanford prodigy Andrew Luck has been the presumptive No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft for over a year now -- but with just a few weeks to go, it's still not a slam dunk. In fact, ESPN personality Michael Wilbon said in a radio interview with Tony Kornheiser today that the Colts are still putting serious thought into drafting Baylor's Robert Griffin III instead.
"It’s not like I’m following this closely," Wilbon said. "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? Tony, I’m told they are."
Luck passed for 3,517 yards, 37 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions for the Cardinal last season, winning the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award given to the nation’s best senior quarterback. He was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy. Griffin won the Heisman, throwing for 4,293 yards, 37 TDs and only six picks.
Wilbon says the Colts' intelligentsia have speculated that Griffin has the superior pocket-passing ability to Luck. "They are of the opinion, some people that are having input into this pick, that RG3 is better in the pocket," Wilbon said. "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 RG3 is better in the pocket, he’s a better pocket passer, better arm. And that they are seriously still considering RG3."