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The 2012 NFL draft is a little more than a week away, and two quarterbacks head the field of prospects, Stanford’s Andrew Luck and Baylor’s Robert Griffin III. These two men will be linked throughout their NFL careers, and the great debate over who should go to the Indianapolis Colts is the cover story of the April 23, 2012, issue of Sports Illustrated, on newsstands now.

Senior writer Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) compares this year’s draft with the 1998 draft, when the Colts had the first pick and chose between two exceptionally talented college quarterbacks, Tennessee’s Peyton Manning and Washington State’s Ryan Leaf. King spoke with the man in charge of the ‘98 draft, former Colts president Bill Polian, who drafted Manning (page 46).

Polian, after studying Luck and Griffin, said, “I’d probably pick Luck. When you boil it down you worry a little about running quarterbacks getting hurt. But it’s close. Very close. If Manning and Leaf were apples and oranges, I’d say Luck and Griffin are McIntosh and Red Delicious.”

PETER KING’S MOCK NFL DRAFT (TOP 10)

Team

Will Pick

Should Pick

Indianapolis Colts

Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck

Washington Redskins

Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III

Minnesota Vikings

Matt Kalil

Morris Claiborne

Cleveland Browns

Trent Richardson

Justin Blackmon

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Morris Claiborne

Morris Claiborne

St. Louis Rams

Justin Blackmon

Justin Blackmon

Jacksonville Jaguars

Stephon Gilmore

David DeCastro

Miami Dolphins

Ryan Tannehill

Ryan Tannehill

Carolina Panthers

Fletcher Cox

Fletcher Cox

Buffalo Bills

Michael Floyd

Mark Barron

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