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Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III only sure things in NFL deal-a-thon

By Richard Rosenblatt

Associated Press

Published: Thursday, April 26 2012 7:18 p.m. MDT

Southern California offensive lineman Matt Kalil poses for photographs with loved ones after being selected as the fourth pick overall by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the NFL football draft at Radio City Music Hall, Thursday, April 26, 2012, in New York.

Jason DeCrow, Associated Press

NEW YORK — With so much wheeling and dealing, maybe the NFL draft should move to Wall Street.

Minutes before Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III went 1-2 to the Colts and Redskins on Thursday night, the draft at Radio City Music Hall turned into a deal-a-thon. Through the first seven picks, only Indianapolis kept its original draft spot.

The Vikings swapped their No. 3 choice for the Browns' No. 4 pick, with Minnesota also getting fourth, fifth and seventh rounders. After the Browns went for running back Trent Richardson, and before Minnesota took tackle Matt Kalil, the Buccaneers and Jaguars swung a deal.

Jacksonville moved up to No. 5 from No. 7 and grabbed wide receiver Justin Blackmon. Tampa Bay, at No. 7, chose safety Mark Barron.

There was another swap when the Rams, who had the No. 6 pick after trading away the second pick to the Redskins last month, traded their choice for the Cowboys' No. 14 overall pick. Dallas selected cornerback Morris Claiborne.

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