Grigson not into using smokescreens

May, 5, 2014
May 5
12:30
PM ET
INDIANAPOLIS -- With the NFL draft just days away, the amount of misinformation flying around from teams will continue to increase.

Team A is interested in this player in an attempt to try to confuse other teams. It’s been going on forever and it’ll continue that way. The top teams in this year’s draft will probably be the ones leading the way, as there’s no Andrew Luck, a clear-cut No. 1 overall pick, in this class.

Ryan Grigson is preparing to lead his third draft as general manager of the Indianapolis Colts. There was really no doubt that the Colts were going to select Luck with the top pick in 2012, so Grigson didn’t have to worry about stretching the truth at all.

The Colts don’t pick until No. 59 in the second round. Grigson said he’s not into the whole trying to throw mixed signals on which direction they plan to go in the draft. The Colts need help at safety, on the offensive line and it’s never too early to start looking for a receiver of the future.

“I just don’t have time to scheme for that,” Grigson said. “I’ve always kind of felt like if you spend all your time doing that, you’re going to take your eye off the ball. I don’t see the point. It’s such an inexact day anyway.

“Even what you tell them you’re not going to do, you may end up doing because no one knows who’s going to fall to us at that pick in the second round. It’s hard to put out any smokescreens because like I said, you’re smokescreen may end up becoming a reality.”

Mike Wells

ESPN Indianapolis Colts reporter

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