GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 02: Andrew Luck #12 of the Stanford Cardinal warms up against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on January 2, 2012 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
There is absolutely no suspense around who the first pick in the draft will be, unless you're just getting out of a Turkish prison after the last 13 years. In that case, welcome back; need the number for my psychoanalyst? This pick is already creating considerable intrigue as speculation runs wild about what the Colts will do with Peyton Manning.
While 'mockers' like Ryan continue to link Luck to the Colts, the reality of Luck in blue and white took one step closer to being today when Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal reported that the Stanford product will be represented by Wasserman Media Group for both on-the-field and off-the-field business.
With Jim Caldwell likely to be retained as head coach next year for the Colts, it's unclear if the team will opt to go with Manning or Luck in 2012. Should the team stick with Manning, Wasserman Media Group could convince Luck to leverage the Colts into a trade. It's not like this hasn't happened before.
Peyton's brother Eli Manning leveraged the Chargers to trade him to the Giants on draft day in 2004, and John Elway (another Stanford quarterback) leveraged Jim Irsay's father, Robert, to trade him from the Baltimore Colts to the Denver Broncos in 1984.