Luck, Griffin go 1-2 in NFL Draft
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Luck, Griffin go 1-2 in NFL Draft

Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin started the NFL Draft as expected, and it got much more interesting from there.

The franchise quarterbacks are in place.

The Indianapolis Colts made Stanford's Andrew Luck the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's NFL Draft, followed soon behind by the Washington Redskins selecting Baylor's Robert Griffin III.

Both picks were all but assured ahead of the draft, with Luck and Griffin being widely considered the top two prizes of the class. Luck arrives in Indianapolis at the perfect time for the Colts, who let franchise stalwart Peyton Manning go to the Denver Broncos in free agency.

"You don't really replace a guy like that," Luck said, according to the Associated Press. "You can't. You just try to do the best you can. Obviously, he was my hero growing up."

The Minnesota Vikings traded away the No. 3 pick to the Cleveland Browns, who used it to select Alabama running back Trent Richardson. The Vikings then took USC offensive tackle Matt Kalil at No. 4.

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The trades kept flying after that. The Jacksonville Jaguars swapped with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to move into the No. 5 slot to draft Oklahoma State star wide receiver Justin Blackmon.

"It just goes to show you that anything can happen," Blackmon said of the trade, according to AP.

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The Cowboys then traded up to No. 6 to grab LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne to help their struggling secondary.

The Buccaneers scooped safety Mark Barron, Alabama's second player in the early going, at No. 7. The Miami Dolphins then surprised some by picking Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill at No. 8.

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Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly went to the Carolina Panthers at No. 9.

[What are the Panthers getting in Kuechly? Find out here.]

The Buffalo Bills then snatched up South Carolina cornerback Stephon Gilmore to round out the top 10.

Here's how the rest of the top 20 unfolded:

No. 11 -- Kansas City Chiefs -- Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis
No. 12 -- Philadelphia Eagles -- Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State
No. 13 -- Arizona Cardinals -- Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
No. 14 -- St. Louis Rams -- Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
No. 15 -- Seattle Seahawks -- Bruce Irvin, LB, West Virginia
No. 16 -- New York Jets -- Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina
No. 17 -- Cincinnati Bengals -- Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
No. 18 -- San Diego Chargers -- Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina
No. 19 -- Chicago Bears -- Shea McClellin, DE, Boise State
No. 20 -- Tennessee Titans -- Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

For the rest of the picks, check out CFN's notes and analysis from Round 1 and FOXSports.com's Draft Tracker.

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