ESPN’s Michael Wilbon dropped a little bomb this morning on Tony Kornheiser’s radio show. The news? According to his inside sources, Wilbon said the Indianapolis Colts are still in serious consideration to take Baylor’s QB Robert Griffin III over the consensus number one, Stanford QB Andrew Luck.
This does not surprise me, as this has been a hotly debated topic the last few weeks, especially after Griffin’s impressive pro day workout. Luck is considered a once in a lifetime prospect, and much more NFL ready than Griffin, but with Griffin’s out of this world athleticism, the Colts are taking a second look before finalizing a decision.
Per a report from the Washington Post, Wilbon said on Kornheiser’s radio show Monday morning:
“By the way, I will tell you this. It’s not like I’m following this closely, but I had the occasion over the weekend to talk to a couple of people who have intimate knowledge of what the Colts are thinking. And you and I have talked very briefly on the show about are they still considering RGIII? Tony, I’m told they are…They have stats, they have analysis, they have information that says to them it’s Luck who is faster to leave the pocket and not be as good in the pocket. And RGIII is better in the pocket, he’s a better pocket passer, better arm. And that they are seriously still considering RGIII.”
Talk about mixing things up, whoever ends up being a bust, if one does, will go down in infamy as what might have been. It’s absolutely crucial for the Colts to make the right pick, although it’s entirely possible both guys have great NFL careers with the talent they possess.