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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)

(Newser) – 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."

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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. (Read more NFL draft stories.)

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