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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.
But the Redskins quarterback, who beat Luck to the Heisman Trophy off the back of an outstanding year at Baylor, confirmed his new team assured him they would have snubbed Luck for him if the tables were turned.
"They said if Indianapolis would have traded with them and kept Peyton Manning that they would have drafted me as the No.1 overall pick," Griffin told Pro Football Talk.
Asked if the Redskins had told him they would have taken him above Luck, he said, "That's kind of the feeling that it was [the case] ... they told me at two if I was there [in top spot], they were going to take me."...
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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...
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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...
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...
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...
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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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 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...
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.
Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys may have had the steal of the Draft...
The NFL draft is just a day away and our college football expert took a stab at a mock draft, with a twist. We decided to create a full first round mock draft and took the liberty of assigning every player in the first round a Superhero which we feel suits their personality and playing style. We will roll out full descriptions up until the draft for every player projected to...
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...