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2012 NFL Draft Results: Final Picks for Every Round 1 Team

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26:  Andrew Luck (R) from Stanford holds up a jersey as he stands on stage with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after Luck was selected #1 overall by the Indianapolis Colts in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 26, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Jesse ReedCorrespondent IApril 27, 2012

Round 1 of the 2012 NFL draft was full of twists, turns and plenty of drama, and the results are final and long-lasting.

After Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III were selected by the Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins, respectively, all bets were off, and Radio City Music Hall was the epicenter of a raucous round that featured 10 trades—the most since there were 11 in 2002.

The scariest part is that the New England Patriots traded up...twice.

There were some definite reaches and steals, especially in the top 10. 

Not surprisingly, there were four quarterbacks taken in the first round—not an abnormally large number. The real surprise was the three running backs that were taken. It's surprising considering that the consensus around most water coolers is that the NFL is becoming a pure passing league. 

Not so fast.

Speaking of surprises, what were the Seattle Seahawks thinking when they took defensive end Bruce Irvin, who most people didn't have going until the middle to late second round.

One man's trash...

Here are the final picks for the first round of this year's draft.

 

1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

2. Washington Redskins: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

3. Cleveland Browns: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

4. Minnesota Vikings: Matt Kalil, OT, USC

5. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Bucs): Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

6. Dallas Cowboys (from Rams): Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mark Barron, S, Alabama

8. Miami Dolphins: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M

9. Carolina Panthers: Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College

10. Buffalo Bills: Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

11. Kansas City Chiefs: Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis

12. Philadelphia Eagles (from Seahawks): Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State

13. Arizona Cardinals: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

14. St. Louis Rams (from Cowboys): Michael Brockers, DT, LSU

15. Seattle Seahawks (from Eagles): Bruce Irvin, DE, West Virginia

16. New York Jets: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina

17. Cincinnati Bengals: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

18. San Diego Chargers: Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina

19. Chicago Bears: Shea McClellin, DE/OLB, Boise State

20. Tennessee Titans: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

21. New England Patriots: Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse

22. Cleveland Browns: Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State

23. Detroit Lions: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa

24. Pittsburgh Steelers: David DeCastro, OG, Stanford

25. New England Patriots: Dont'a Hightower, LB, Alabama

26. Houston Texans: Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois

27. Cincinnati Bengals: Kevin Zeitler, G, Wisconsin

28. Green Bay Packers: Nick Perry, DE, USC

29. Minnesota Vikings: Harrison Smith, S, Notre Dame

30. San Francisco 49ers: AJ Jenkins, WR, Illinois

31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Doug Martin, RB, Boise State

32. New York Giants: David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech

 

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