AP source: Colts picking Andrew Luck at No. 1

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A person with direct knowledge of the situation says the Indianapolis Colts are taking Stanford quarterback Andrew with the No. 1 pick in next week's NFL draft.

The team has informed Luck that he will replace Peyton Manning in Indy. The person spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because the team has not publicly disclosed its plans. ESPN.com first reported the move.

Luck has been expected to be the top pick since he returned for his junior season with the Cardinal last year. The Colts got the first pick after a dismal 2-14 season, and Manning has since joined the Denver Broncos after missing all year recovering from neck surgery.