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April 26, 2012

Colts select Luck with No. 1 pick

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts got their guy.

They went into the 2012 National Football League Draft knowing full well they needed to find a suitable replacement for former quarterback Peyton Manning, who was released on March 6.

All along, it was thought that former Stanford signal caller Andrew Luck would be that person. And while the Colts did their due diligence and also looked hard at ex-Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, in the end there was really no doubt who Indianapolis would eventually choose.

Luck, thought to be one of the top quarterbacking prospect to come out of the college ranks in nearly 30 years, was taken with the first-overall pick Thursday night and it only took Colts officials all of five minutes into the draft to make it official.

"It's a new era, a new beginning. It's exciting. We got our guy,” Indianapolis general manager Ryan Grigson proclaimed Thursday night. “This guy is just flat out genuine. He doesn't shove his intelligence down your throat. He doesn't need anybody to hold him by the hand, this guy. He is ready. He's mature beyond his years."

Coach Chuck Pagano was pleased that the Colts were able to select the player who is expected to become the new foundation and the new face of the franchise.

“It's an exciting time. We got our man in the fold. Most everybody thought it was a foregone conclusion months ago. But I tip my hat to Ryan [Grigson] and to Tommy Telesco and the rest of the scouting staff," Pagano voiced. "They did a fantastic job. We did get the very best football player, the very best quarterback in this year's draft. So we feel great about Andrew being in the fold."

Earlier in the day, Indianapolis offensive coordinator Bruce Arians discussed what a player of Luck’s obvious talents can bring to the franchise.

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