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Manning told Colts to draft Luck

Updated: October 15, 2013, 7:48 PM ET
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Even Peyton Manning felt that the Indianapolis Colts could not pass up the opportunity to draft Andrew Luck.

Manning, a four-time NFL MVP who led Indianapolis to 11 postseason appearances and a Super Bowl championship, advised the Colts to select Luck with the No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft, team owner Jim Irsay said during an interview with USA Today Sports.

At the time of the conversation, Manning was recovering from fusion surgery on his neck and the Colts were attempting ...

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