I've been stating that this should be a bigger debate than it is. It appears that Indy has made their choice, but out of curiosity, is there anyone else who believes that Griffin should be considered at #1 overall?
I want to put my thoughts as clearly as possible...
-Andrew Luck's upside is as a more athletic Peyton Manning. In other words, he has GOAT upside. And I buy into absolutely every positive thing that's been said about him. He instantly will become one of the 5 most athletic QBs in the NFL.
-If it's possible, RGIII's upside may be even higher. We've never seen anything like what he could become, with his specific combination of athleticism, size, intelligence, decision-making, arm strength, and accuracy.
Both of their floors are high, although Luck's floor is pretty clearly higher. Luck's also been on the radar for 3 years, while the sense is that Griffin came out of nowhere.
I have no issues with Luck going #1 to Indy. I'd also have no issues if they change their mind. What we're seeing is even greater than what some thought Manning/Leaf was going to be, and is perhaps higher than even if Manning/Vick both entered the draft in the same year. We've never seen a year in the history of the NFL where two greater prospects have entered the NFL at the same time.
Add in the drama involving the 2nd pick? This is some good stuff, people. Stuff we may never see again.