Colts general manager Ryan Grigson says he won't make a final decision on who to take with the No. 1 overall selection in this week's NFL Draft until seeing the final mock drafts and prospect rankings from leading media draft analysts.
"I know who I like at No. 1 — Andrew Luck," says Grigson. "But I'm just one person. I would be insane not to tap into the talent evaluation genius that is NFL draft experts in the media. It's not possible to just call yourself an 'expert' if you're really not one."
Grigson says he has spent most of his draft preparation reading various online mock drafts to get a good understanding of what he should do.
"I saw a mock draft on NFLDraftExplosion.net that had us taking a fullback out of Kent State in the 6th Round," says Grigson. "I never even heard of the guy. But now I wonder if he might be the right pick for us there. You know, if he's still available then."
The general consensus from draft experts in the media is that the Colts should take Luck, while some say they should select Robert Griffin III. One expert wrote that the Colts should "be bold" and draft Ryan Tannehill, but when Grigson called the writer to pick his brain and learn from him, the expert admitted he wrote that Tannehill should be taken No. 1 "just for pageviews."
Grigson's pre-draft research has found that most media outlets will release their final mock drafts and prospect rankings just 10 minutes before the draft begins.
"I can't wait to find out who we're going to pick," said the Colts GM. "I just hope my Internet isn't down then or I'll be screwed."