Colts owner Jim Irsay, however, hasn't guaranteed a thing. He reminded his Twitter followers Saturday the team continues to evaluate the No. 1 pick:
"Colts Fans, roster reshaping exciting n producing a very physical MONSTER! Things have always pointed toward #12 but eval process is Open Minded"
- Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) April 7, 2012
The steady rise of Robert Griffin III prompted the Washington Redskins to sell the farm for the Rams' No. 2 selection. They believe that will lead to RG3, who spent last Saturday signing his name to Redskins merchandise in the Washington, D.C. area.
The Baylor QB turned down a chance to work out for the Colts -- but NFL Network's Albert Breer reported RG3 decided not to participate in any private workouts.
As we close in on April 26, Indy holds the cards.
In 1998, they chose wisely, selecting Peyton Manning over Ryan Leaf with the top pick. By all accounts, both Luck and RG3 appear primed for successful NFL careers, but the Colts -- with a new coaching staff in place and an eye toward rebuilding for tomorrow -- are simply going through the process. For Jim Irsay, who prepares to tie himself financially to another lucrative quarterback contract, there is no rush.
Part of the "healthy conversation" Irsay and his men are sitting down to this month might address the already-in-progress union between the Redskins and RG3, but when you pick first in the draft, you decide the relationship -- you map out the future.Â
Everyone else sits and waits.