The Indianapolis Colts have informed Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck that he’s the No. 1 pick in next week’s draft, The Times has confirmed.
The news was first reported Thursday morning by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
That means Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III is in line to go second to the Washington Redskins.
Although that 1-2 lineup has been forecast for months, there had been increasing speculation in recent weeks that the Colts were flirting with the idea of taking Griffin.
On Wednesday, Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson said at a pre-draft news conference that the franchise had made its decision, without specifying the player.