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NFL Draft 2012: What If The Colts Pick Griffin?

It's rare that this early in a draft season that we see such a consensus among draftniks and fans of what the first couple of picks in the draft are going to be, but it's looking quite likely that the first and fourth picks of the draft are completely decided in the minds of football people all over. The Indianapolis Colts will pick Stanford QB Andrew Luck first overall and then the Cleveland Browns will take QB Robert Griffin III out of Baylor, either with the fourth overall pick or by trading up to the second overall pick.

Pretty much every mock draft on the internet has some variation of that above scenario, but looking through Walterfootball's draft database I found an interesting variation on the theme. What happens if the Colts buck the trend and surprise everyone by taking Robert Griffin III first overall? It's unlikely, but worth wondering. If that were to happen it's likely that some other team would be completely ready to trade up, as Seattle does in that mock. Cleveland winds up taking Justin Blackmon.

It's an interesting scenario, and those of you out there who are Matt Flynn fans might be justifiably excited.

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