NFL Entry Draft leaves Colts feeling Lucky
Posted on 9:06pm Saturday 28th Apr 2012
Stanford Quarterback Andrew Luck was chosen first overall in the National Football League 2012 Entry Draft on Thursday night by the Indianapolis Colts. Luck faces a difficult task in replacing franchise quarterback Peyton Manning, who played an influential role in the Colts success in previous seasons, winning four MVP awards and a Super Bowl along the way.
Luck stated: “I realize you could go crazy trying to measure yourself to Peyton Manning every day. That would be an insane way to live. I know his legendary status, really. Huge shoes to try and fill if you’re trying to do that. ...if one day I can be mentioned alongside Peyton as one of the football greats, that would be a football dream come true.”
The Colts had informed Luck last week that Commissioner Roger Goodell would announce his name first, confirming widespread speculation and rumours.