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2012 NFL Draft Picks First Round

The first round of the 2012 NFL Draft is over and 32 players have been selected.

The Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins respectively took home Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III as the top two picks while the draft ran rampant with trades. 

The third spot was scored by running back Trent Richardson, who the Cleveland Browns traded up one spot with Minnesota for, while University of Southern California's Matt Kalil was chosen fourth.

The Jacksonville Jaguars traded up two spots and chose wide receiver Justin Blackmon of Oklahoma state who closed out the top five.

What will become of the second round?

Check out the full list of teams and selections below.

1. Indianapolis: Andrew Luck, Stanford, QB
2. Washington: Robert Griffin III, Baylor, QB
3. Cleveland (from Minnesota): Trent Richardson, Alabama RB
4. Minnesota (from Cleveland): Matt Kalil, USC T
5. Jacksonville (from Tampa Bay): Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State, WR
6. Dallas (from St. Louis): Morris Claiborne, LSU CB
7. Tampa Bay (from Jacksonville): Mark Barron, Alabama DB
8. Miami: Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M QB
9. Carolina: Luke Kuechly, Boston College ILB
10. Buffalo: Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina CB
11. Kansas City: Dontari Poe, Memphis DT
12. Philadelphia (from Seattle): Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State DT
13. Arizona: Michael Floyd, Notre Dame WR
14. St. Louis (from Dallas): Michael Brockers, LSU DT
15. Seattle (from Philadelphia): Bruce Irvin, West Virginia DE
16. New York Jets: Quinton Coples, North Carolina DE
17. Cincinnati (from Oakland): Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama CB
18. San Diego: Melvin Ingram, South Carolina DE
19. Chicago: Shea McClellin, Boise State LB
20. Tennessee: Kendall Wright, Baylor WR
21. New England (from Cincinnati): Chandler Jones, Syracuse DE
22. Cleveland (from Alanta): Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State, QB
23. Detroit: Riley Reiff, Iowa OL
24. Pittsburgh: David DeCastro, Stanford OL
25. New England (from Denver): Dont'a Hightower, Alabama LB
26. Houston: Whitney Mercilus, Illinois, DL
27. Cincinnati (from New Orleans, via New England): Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin OL
28. Green Bay: Nick Perry, USC DE
29. Minnesota (from Baltimore): Harrison Smith, Notre Dame S
30. San Francisco: A.J. Jenkins, Illinois WR
31. Tampa Bay (from New England, via Denver): Doug Martin, Boise State RB
32. New York Giants: David Wilson, Virginia Tech RB

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