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Colts have met with Andrew Luck but not RG3 (yet)

February 24, 2012|By Sam Farmer
  • The Colts have met with Andrew Luck, above, but not Robert Griffin III, yet.
The Colts have met with Andrew Luck, above, but not Robert Griffin III, yet. (Stephen Dunn / Getty Images )

Indianapolis — It’s still early in the process, but here’s a tidbit that might further hint at which way the Indianapolis Colts are leaning: They have yet to request an interview with Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III.

All arrows point to the Colts using the No. 1 pick on Stanford’s Andrew Luck, no matter what the final decision is on Peyton Manning.

RG3 said Friday he met with Philadelphia and has interviews with Cleveland and Kansas City on his schedule. Luck met Thursday night with Colts offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen.

There’s talk that the Browns would trade up from the fourth spot to the second – which now belongs to St. Louis – to select Griffin. It’s a natural, because the Browns also have the 22nd pick as part of the deal with Atlanta last year that allowed the Falcons to take Julio Jones.

“It would be fun to compete with Colt,” Griffin said, referring to Browns quarterback Colt McCoy, a former Texas standout. “I played him one year in college and he beat us, so maybe I’d have to go out there and beat him.”

Asked if he’d be comfortable playing behind Manning were he to be selected by the Colts, Griffin said: “I’d carry that clipboard with pride.”

Luck said essentially the same thing.

“When you have the chance to learn from a guy like Peyton Manning, if that chance arises, you’d better take advantage of it,” Luck said. “He’s arguably the best quarterback ever, and he was my hero growing up. So, yeah.”

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