Posted April 27, 2012 on AP on Fox
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 of the draft and a teammate from Stanford. It has been a whirlwind 24 hours for the Stanford quarterback, who was in New York for most of the week. He arrived in Indianapolis about 4 p.m., then went to the team complex where he met with his new coach, new general manager and team owner Jim Irsay. Then it was off to the stadium with his family for another celebration.

Unquiet on the Western Front: Andrew Luck, Matt Kahill, and way too much NFL Draft news.

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2012 NFL draft first round open thread

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2012 NFL Draft Summary: First Round

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...

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The 2012 NFL Draft started off as expected with Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III going No. 1 and No. 2, but soon the trading frenzy ensued, making Day 1 anything but ordinary. With six rounds still to come, let’s take a look at the winners and losers coming out of Thursday’s future star swap-meet. Winners Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys may have had the steal of the Draft...

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The Indianapolis Colts used the No. 1 pick to select Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck in the 2012 NFL Draft on...

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