Feb 23, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Ryan Grigson the general manager of the Indianapoils Colts talks about the status of Peyton Manning (not pictured) at a press conference during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
General manager Ryan Grigson met with the media today as the Colts continue with their voluntary offseason training activities. Dressed down in a Colts hoodie (a Midwest Belichick?), Grigson told media present that the Colts have made a decision on who they will take with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. In fact, he went even further and said the Colts have known who they will draft "for a long time." However, Grigson did not specifically state who that person is.
The comments reinforce what everyone around the league has been saying for months: The Colts decided on Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck a long time ago, and all the silliness regarding "due diligence" and "process" was seemingly just to screw with fans and media.
#Colts Grigson says QB decision made. They'll reveal on draft night. Sounds like Luck, as it has all along— Reggie Hayes (@reggiehayes1) April 18, 2012
Since the Scouting Combine, Indianapolis has attended Luck's Pro Day while also conducting a private workout and a three hour meeting session between Luck and Irsay. Conversely, Ryan Grigson did not attend Robert Griffin III's Pro Day (due to illness). Griffin has refused the Colts request for a private workout, and he has not met with Jim Irsay.
If you go to NFL.com's 2012 regular season preview page, they've already determined that No. 1 overall selection will be Andrew Luck.
Grigson also stated that the 2012 draft is rich in quality offensive linemen. So, it's possible the Colts could still upgrade their o-line via the draft. They' already added free agents Samson Satele and Mike McGlynn. They also traded for right tackle Winston Justice.