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NFL draft: Colts make it official that they're taking Andrew Luck

April 24, 2012|By Sam Farmer
  • The Colts made it official Tuesday that they will select Andrew Luck with the first overall pick in the NFL draft.
The Colts made it official Tuesday that they will select Andrew Luck with… (Paul Sakuma / Associated…)

The worst-kept secret in the NFL is officially out of the bag.

The Indianapolis Colts will use the No. 1 overall pick Thursday on Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck.

General Manager Ryan Grigson confirmed that to reporters Tuesday, and the Colts' official website led with the headline, "Luck to Be First Pick" on its front page.

The Colts had informed Luck last week that he would be the first player selected.

That means a quarterback will be taken first overall for the fourth consecutive year, the second-longest such streak in NFL history. From 2001 through '05, a quarterback also went first overall.

Washington has the second pick, having made a trade with St. Louis to move into that spot, and will use it on Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III.

It will be the first time since 1999 quarterbacks are taken 1-2 in the draft.

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