Indianapolis - Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III would love to be the No. 1 overall pick, even if the experts suggest that Stanford's Andrew Luck is headed to the Colts with the top choice in the April 26-28 draft.
"As competitors, you both want to be the best," Griffin told reporters at the Scouting Combine. "Whether I go No. 1 or not, it’s not going to change who I am, it’s not going to change my confidence. But I’d be a fool to say I don’t want to go No. 1 in the draft because I think I do, Andrew does, Matt Kalil does, Trent Richardson does. You ask any of them, they want to go No. 1. That’s the main reason. It’s not that I think they should not pick him or they should pick me. We all want to be the best so I’m not going to sit here and say I don’t want to go No. 1."
And if Griffin did go to the Colts with the top pick, he said he'd have no problem sitting behind Peyton Manning, whose future is in doubt with the Colts.
"I would embrace it," he said. "It’s not very often you get chances to play or be on a team with a legend like that and learn from a guy like Peyton. Definitely I’d come in and compete to be that starter, but I wouldn’t be upset if Peyton Manning was the starting quarterback of the team that I’m on. It would be an honor to sit behind him and learn. I’d hold that clipboard with pride. I’d have no problem with that. I wouldn’t come in and demand to be the starter."