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Report: Colts expected to draft Andrew Luck with the top pick

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Andrew Luck is just hours away from being selected No. 1 overall by the Indianapolis Colts. The team confirmed on Tuesday that Luck will be the first overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft on Thursday night in New York City.

The report suggests that the team informed Luck of their decision last week. He is expected to be the team’s new franchise quarterback.

Former Stanford Cardinal quarterback Andrew Luck celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass against the Oregon State Beavers
Andrew Luck celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass against the Oregon State Beavers (Getty Images)

It has been widely speculated for months that the Colts would select Luck with the first overall pick. He will be the face of the franchise after the team released Peyton Manning in March.

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When Luck’s name is called, it would mark the fourth straight year that a quarterback has been drafted with the first overall selection. This is the second-longest streak in NFL history, with the longest coming from 2001 to 2005.

Luck played in 38 games with the Cardinal. He has gone 713 of 1,064 for 9,430 passing yards.

He threw 82 touchdown passes and 22 interceptions. The signal-caller had 37 touchdown passes during his final season in 2011.

He also had a college-high 3,517 passing yards last season. He comes to the Colts, who had three quarterbacks play in 2011.

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Curtis Painter received eight starts but went 0-8 in those games. Painter went 132 of 243 for 1,541 yards.

He also had six touchdown passes and nine interceptions.

Dan Orlovsky also made five starts. He was 2-3 in those games.

He went 122 of 193 for 1,201 passing yards with six touchdown passes and four interceptions.

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Kerry Collins was 0-3 in the games that he stated. He went 48 of 98 for 481 yards. He also had two touchdown passes and two interceptions.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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