RG3 over Luck? It's close, but no

Updated: January 4, 2012, 11:06 AM ET
By Steve Muench

Stanford's Andrew Luck (Scouts Inc. Grade: 99) and Baylor's Robert Griffin III (Scouts Inc. Grade: 95) are both expected to be in the 2012 NFL draft field, and the debate is underway as to which prospect the Indianapolis Colts should take with the No. 1 overall pick.

Luck has been considered a slam dunk as the top pick since deciding to skip the 2011 draft and play another year at Stanford, but Griffin has gained all kinds if momentum in recent weeks, winning the Heisman Trophy after an impressive performance down the stretch this season.

I spoke highly of Griffin in a blog entry a few weeks ago, and let me be clear that I believe he has the physical tools to realize his enormous potential. All indications are that he is also a high-character leader and exactly the kind of player an NFL team would want as the face of its franchise.