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NFL Draft update

The Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins didn't pull any surprises in the first round of the NFL draft tonight as both selected who they said they'd take. The Colts used the first overall selection to take Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck before the Redskins grabbed Baylor signal-caller and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III. It marked the fifth time quarterbacks have been selected one-two in the draft, and the first since Tim Couch and Donovan McNabb in 1999.

But the next four picks were made shortly after trades were announced. Cleveland moved up from fourth to third and selected Alabama running back Trent Richardson, making 2011 Heisman finalists the first three players chosen. The Browns got the pick from Minnesota, who accepted the No. 4 overall choice plus Cleveland's fourth-, fifth- and seventh-round selections. The Vikings followed the Browns and snared USC offensive tackle Matt Kalil.

Tampa Bay was slated to pick fifth until the Buccaneers dealt the choice to Jacksonville for the No. 7 choice and a fourth-rounder. The Jaguars claimed Oklahoma St. wide receiver Justin Blackmon.

Dallas climbed from 14th to sixth on the draft board after sending its first- and second-round picks to St. Louis. The Cowboys grabbed cornerback Morris Claiborne out of LSU.

The Bucs took Alabama safety Mark Barron with the seventh choice before Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill went to Miami at No. 8. Carolina used the No. 9 pick to get linebacker Luke Kuechly of Boston College.

Buffalo completed the top 10 by choosing South Carolina cornerback Stephen Gilmore.

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