How appropriate for a quarterback-driven league that the top two picks on Thursday night will be passers expected to turn around franchises.
Only one other quarterback is likely to go in the first round, when NFL teams will devour space-eating defensive linemen, pass rushers and wide receivers.
The league's offseason Super Bowl runs for three days at Radio City Music Hall. Here's how the first round might go.
1. INDIANAPOLIS (2-14)
Such Luck, as in Andrew Luck. After 13 seasons of trying to deal with Peyton Manning in a Colts uniform, AFC opponents must face the most NFL-ready quarterback since Manning. Owner Jim Irsay couldn't have chosen a better time - once it was clear Manning wasn't welcomed back - for rebuilding the franchise from top to bottom. If he's fortunate, Irsay won't have to think about the position for another dozen or so years.
ANDREW LUCK, QB, STANFORD.
2. WASHINGTON (5-11, from St. Louis)
Mike Shanahan used a whole bunch of picks to get to this spot fo...