Luck Picked First in NFL Draft

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Rob Tringali/SportsChrome/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It’s official: Andrew Luck is an Indianapolis Colt. He was selected as the first pick in the NFL Draft Thursday.

Luck was told last week that he would be drafted by the Colts.

“Unlike anything I ever felt before,” Luck said of hearing his name get called. “Still a lot of butterflies even though I guess it was a forgone conclusion. Still a lot of energy and excitement. I feel very grateful to be in this position.”

Also as suspected, quarterback Robert Griffin III of Baylor went second to the Redskins.

Afterwards, picks became unpredictable. The Cleveland Browns traded with the Minnesota Vikings for the third pick and selected Alabama running back Trent Richardson. The Vikings then took USC offensive tackle Matt Kalil at four.

The Jacksonville Jaguars then traded with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the fifth pick, with which they selected receiver Justin Blackmon out of Oklahoma State.

Rounding out the top 10 were LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne going to the Dallas Cowboys at six, Alabama saftey Mark Barron going to the Buccaneers at seven, Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill went to the Miami Dolphins at eight, Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly going to the Carolina Panthers at nine and South Carolina cornerback Stephon Gilmore went to the Buffalo Bills at ten.

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