INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Now that the Indianapolis Colts have decided who their new quarterback will be, they can start filling in other holes.
Like tight end, receiver and offensive line. Or defensive tackle, linebacker and cornerback.
First-time general manager Ryan Grigson can't wait.
"I kind of wish it was today," Grigson said with a smile during his pre-draft availability last week. "Every day I wake up thinking about the draft. This is fun. What a great opportunity and great job. To help build a team is a dream."
Grigson will certainly get his chance and with 10 picks this weekend, it may be his most important draft.
Luck must replace the only four-time MVP in league history and someone who has been the face of the franchise for almost a decade and a half. Manning was regarded so prominently in the community that a local children's hospital was named in his honor and 4,000 season tickets are now available from a team that had a waiting list before he left.
The draft will demonstrate just how much will be different in Indy in 2012.
Former Baltimore defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano is the Colts' new coach, and he prefers using a 3-4 defensive alignment rather than the Colts traditional 4-3. To make the switch, Indy is trying to get bigger up front. They've signed three free agents from Baltimore -- 298-pound defensive end Cory Redding, 345-pound defensive tackle Brandon McKinney and hard-hitting safety Tom Zbikowski.
They could go after another behemoth defensive tackle in the draft.
And then there are the glaring deficiencies in the pass defense. Colts opponents completed a league-record 71.2 percent of their passes and had a quarterback rating of 103.1. Indy's eight interceptions were tied for the league low.
Still, the overall priority may be taking care of Luck.
Take the best player available, of course.
"You never want to pass on a really good football player," Grigson said. "You usually know the guys you like pretty quickly. You want guys who know how to play the game first and foremost."
"There are some good quality offensive linemen in this draft," Grigson said when asked what position had the greatest depth this year. "The underclassmen that declared helped that crop quite a bit. I'd say offensive line is pretty solid."
Grigson knows the position well. He played on the offensive line at Purdue and for two years in the NFL.
Of course, the success or failure of Grigson's first draft as a general manager will be dictated by the one pick that's no secret.
"I don't think I've ever picked anywhere near the top," Grigson said referring to previous scouting jobs at St. Louis and Philadelphia. "I think I've only been part of two teams with losing records since I've been doing this about 12 years or so. I've always been toward the bottom so it's been a little bit different."