Andrew Luck goes No. 1 in NFL draft; RG3 No. 2

This Nov. 12, 2011 file photo shows Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck (12) passing against Oregon in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

April 26, 2012 7:44:21 PM PDT
The Indianapolis Colts have chosen their successor for four-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning.

The Colts took Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with the No. 1 pick as the NFL draft began Thursday night.

The selection was no surprise. Last week, the team told Luck he was their choice over Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III.

Luck is the first player the Colts have taken No. 1 overall since Manning in 1998 and the second Stanford quarterback they've taken No. 1. The Baltimore Colts took John Elway with the first pick in 1983. Manning will now play for Elway in Denver after missing last season to recover from neck surgery.

Redskins get Heisman Trophy winner

The Washington Redskins have chosen Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III with the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft.

The Redskins' courtship with the Baylor quarterback culminated Thursday night in the early minutes of the draft.

Washington has been targeting Griffin since making the trade last month to move up to the second spot.

Griffin is the Redskins' highest draft pick since linebacker LaVar Arrington went at No. 2 in 2000. Arrington made three Pro Bowls in six seasons in Washington.

The Redskins hope Griffin can end their revolving door at the game's most important position. Washington has used 21 starting quarterbacks over the last 19 seasons.


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