Colts Make Andrew Luck No. 1 Pick

Stanford quarterback will head to Peyton Manning's old team
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2012 7:07 PM CDT
Updated Apr 26, 2012 7:38 PM CDT
Colts Take Andrew Luck as No. 1 Pick
The top two picks: Quarterbacks Robert Griffin III of Baylor, left, and Andrew Luck of Stanford. Griffin went to the Redskins and Luck to the Colts.   (Getty Images)

The Indianapolis Colts stuck to the plan tonight in the NFL draft and made Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck this year's No. 1 pick, reports the Indianapolis Star. ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted that he will get a four-year deal for $22 million. That's relatively modest by NFL standards, but Bleacher Report says it's part of a trend in which "rookies are no longer getting huge contracts."

The top 5 picks:

  1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, Stanford, quarterback
  2. Washington Redskins: Robert Griffin III, Baylor, quarterback
  3. Cleveland Browns: Trent Richardson, Alabama, running back
  4. Minnesota Vikings: Matt Kalil, USC, offensive tackle
  5. Jacksonville Jaguars: Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State, wide receiver
More on the unfolding draft here. (More NFL draft stories.)

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