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The start of the 2012 NFL Draft was sort of a pre-ordained scenario, at least for the top 2 picks. All in all few suprises in terms of players but as with any draft there has to be some moves.
1.Indianapolis Colts-Andrew Luck, RB Stanford-The worst kept secret in the league for the past 2 months. Obviously this is the move that had to be made. Luck is a remarkable quarterback, the Colts are not a bare cupboard, and I expect them to be competitive right away. LOVE IT!
2.Washington Redskins-Robert Griffin III, Baylor-The Redskins went HAM to go up and draft RGIII and as I've written already I completely get the logic in it. You simply cannot be a Super Bowl team wihtout elite quarterback play and that starts with a first round quarterback. While I am not as high on RGIII as I am Luck, and I am really not as high on the Redskins team as I am the Colts, I see the potential in him, and if you are a Redskins fan you have to have optimism that you haven't had in a long ti...
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Ryan Grigson officially announced today that the Indianapolis Colts will select quarterback Andrew Luck of Stanford with the first overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft:
A new era in Colts football will start on Thursday evening just after eight o’clock when Indianapolis will select quarterback Andrew Luck with the first pick in the NFL Draft.
Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson...
Andrew Luck got a quick tour of Indianapolis on Friday -- and full immersion into the environment he'll have to endure as Peyton Manning's replacement.
The top pick in the NFL draft spent about two hours at the team complex, then took questions from reporters and met with fans.
He even got his first new offensive target -- tight end Coby Fleener, the team's second pick...
New Indianapolis Colts GM Ryan Grigson made official Tuesday what we all pretty much knew back in January: the franchise will select Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with the No. 1 pick in today’s NFL Draft.
Luck is billed as the most pro-ready quarterback prospect to enter the league since Peyton Manning, the man he’s succeeding in Indianapolis. Some would go even further back...
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The first day of the rest of Andrew Luck's life.
As expected, former Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck was chosen by the Indianapolis Colts as first overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. (The...
Robert Griffin III said the Washington Redskins informed him they would have taken him first overall in the 2012 NFL Draft, ahead of Andrew Luck, if they had held the No. 1 pick.
As expected, Griffin went second Thursday night after the Indianapolis Colts drafted Stanford star Luck with their top pick to fill the quarterback spot involuntarily vacated by Peyton Manning.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The changing of the guard is official in Indy: Andrew Luck is coming to town.
As expected, Indianapolis chose its successor to Peyton Manning on Thursday, taking the Stanford quarterback No. 1 overall, and setting itself up for two busy draft days as it tries to put a stronger supporting cast around its new franchise quarterback.
The first part was relatively...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Six weeks after saying goodbye to Peyton Manning, the Indianapolis Colts handed Andrew Luck a blue and white jersey, expecting him to be their quarterback for the next decade.
Luck couldn't have chosen a tougher act to follow, but many believe he is the most NFL-ready passer to enter the league since Manning went No. 1 overall in 1998. All Manning did was win...
The Indianapolis Colts (2-14) select: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford Andrew Luck is an elite prospect, and is ultimately a much safer pick than Robert Griffin here. Luck will be able to soak up the most complicated intricacies of any offense Chuck Pagano asks him to learn. The Washington Redskins (5-11) select: Robert Griffin III, [...]
1. Indianapolis, Andrew Luck, qb, 6-4, 234, Stanford: A prototypical NFL QB with superior decision-making abilities, arm strength and mechanics. Father, Oliver, was also an NFL QB.
2. Washington, Robert Griffin III, qb, 6-2, junior, 223, Baylor: A fast runner and polished passer, Griffin could be a game-changer. Smart player with intangibles through the roof....
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1 Andrew Luck QB Colts
2 Robert Griffin III QB Redskins
3 Trent Richardson RB Browns
4 Matt Kalil OT Vikings
5 Justin Blackmon WR Jaguars
6 Morris Claiborne DB Cowboys
7 Mark Barron S Buccaneers
8 Ryan Tannehill QB Dolphins
9 Luke Kuechly ILB Panthers
10 Stephon Gilmore DB Bills
11 Dontari Poe DT Chiefs
12 Fletcher Cox DT Eagles
13 Michael Floyd WR Cardinals
14 Michael Brockers...
2012 NFL Draft Round 1 Selections
1. Indianapolis Colts: QB Andrew Luck, Stanford
2. Washington Redskins: QB Robert Griffin III, Baylor
3. Cleveland Browns (From Vikings): RB Trent Richardson, Alabama
4. Minnesota Vikings (From Browns): LT Matt Kalil, USC
5. Jacksonville Jaguars (From Bucs): WR Justin Blackmon, OSU
6. Dallas Cowboys (From Rams): CB Morris Claiborne, LSU
1. OT Matt Kalil-USC*
2. WR Justin Blackmon-Oklahoma State*
3. CB Morris Claiborne-LSU*
4. RB Trent Richardson-Alabama*
5. QB Andrew Luck-Stanford*
6. QB Robert Griffin III-Baylor*
7. DE Quinton Coples-UNC
8. WR Michael Floyd-Notre Dame
9. ILB Courtney Upshaw-Alabama
10. DT Dontari Poe*-Memphis
11. DT Michael Brockers-LSU*
12. OG David DeCastro-Stanford*
1-Indianapolis-Andrew Luck, QB Stanford
2-Washington(from St. Louis)-Robert Griffin III, QB Baylor
3-Minnesota-Matt Kalil, OT USC
4-Cleveland-Trent Richardson, RB Alabama
5-Tampa Bay-Morris Claiborne, CB LSU
6-St. Louis(from Washington)- Fletcher Cox, DT Mississippi St.
7-Jacksonville- Justin Blackmon, WR Oklahoma State
8-Miami-Ryan Tannehill, QB Texas A&M
Kill the NFL DraftSince the birth of ESPN, interest in the NFL Draft has increased yearly. It has become a primetime event introducing the most promising College players to fans who have salivated over forty yard dash times and bench rep numbers for months. The first round of the draft can be exciting to College Football freaks and draftniks; but let me ask you this: How many casual...