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Colts Prepared For ‘Midnight Hour’ NFL Draft Pick If Needed

Andrew Luck prepares for a pass during a game in the 2012 season.

The NFL Draft is just over a week away and NFL executives are getting down to crunch time on who to select in the two-day event. The Colts‘ first pick is No. 24 in the first round.

Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson says if there is a “sure-fire starter, or at least an eventual starter” there they will take him.

“If there is anybody that flashes something, any special quality that we don’t have a great feel for yet, we feel like we have to even in the midnight hour get those guys in our wheelhouse for the draft or probably afterwards,” Grigson says.

He says if there is not that type of player available, they will trade down. The team is in a different position than last year, when Grigson says he saw “gaping holes” in the team.

They have been able to add many pieces through free agency this off-season, so the holes do not need to be filled through the draft.

The team has two fewer draft picks this season. They lost a 2nd-rounder, and a 5th-rounder in trades last season.

The draft begins on April 25 in New York City. The team began off-season workouts on Wednesday.

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