Griffin would like to unseat Luck as first overall pick

Robert Griffin III came from off the radar to win the Heisman Trophy in 2011.

Now, the Baylor quarterback is hoping to unseat Stanford's Andrew Luck as the top pick in the NFL Draft.

To do so, Griffin will have to ovecome the odds and show the Indianapolis Colts that his athleticism and skills are a better fit in Indy than Luck, who is considered to be potentially a prospect like Indy already has (and may be disposing of) in Peyton Manning.

In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Griffin was candid about his goals. He did put a little bit of stock in the fact that Colts owner Jim Irsay said recently that the team would draft a quarterback - either Luck or Griffin. Whether that is sincere or just posturing on his part is not known.

"That's huge," said Griffin of Irsay's oft-stated intentions. "It's every kid's dream. Every kid wants to be the first pick in the draft. I wouldn't say no to it. I'm glad he at least put me in that conversation and hasn't already made it a foregone conclusion that he's going with Andrew, like a lot of people have.

"As long as that door's open, I'm going to keep trying to run through it. And when it is closed, I'm not going to sit there and wait behind it and cry. I'll just keep moving forward."

There is the scenario, too, that if Griffin doesn't go first overall, he could go second to a team trading into that pick with the St. Louis Rams. The Cleveland Browns have been mentioned often as a possibility.

In any event, it looks as if Griffin's immediate future will be bright whether he is the top pick or not.

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