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Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III armed for NFL success

For more than a year, it has seemed almost a given that Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck would be the No. 1 pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

As the Colts struggled through their first Peyton Manning-less season in more than a decade last fall, it became clear that they once again would get the top pick, as they had in 1998, and they once again would get the chance to select a special quarterback for their team, someone who had been prepared for the pressures and expectations of being the face of a franchise for years as the son of a former NFL QB.

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