NEW YORK (AP/WISH) - Andrew Luck to the Colts at No. 1? Check.
The Colts made it official at 8:06 p.m. Thursday night in New York City, kicking off the NFL draft.
"Can't wait to start with the Colts!" he said after the pick.
Robert Griffin III to the Redskins at No. 2? Check.
The Washington Redskins made that official at 8:13 p.m.
What happens next is anyone's guess as the NFL draft could turn into a wild wheeling-and-dealing session Thursday night.
Even Luck's father, Oliver, gave a nod to the drama when he spoke with 24-Hour News 8 Sports Director Anthony Calhoun backstage at a taping of the Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday afternoon in New York. Luck was to appear on the show on CBS on Thursday night - draft night.
"There’s not much drama, like there is for most of the draft-eligible players who really don’t know where they’re going to be living for the next decade or two in some cases," said Oliver Luck, himself a one-time quarterback who was drafted into the NFL in 1982.
With the new rookie wage scale, which replaces astronomical salaries for top picks with a compensation plan, teams could be gearing up to pull off more trades than ever before. That means draft boards could change all through the night while potential picks wonder where they'll end up.
The Cleveland Browns moved up one spot in the NFL draft, from fourth overall to third, in a trade with the Minnesota Vikings shortly before the draft.
Minnesota also gets picks in the fourth, fifth and seventh rounds from the Browns.
The Vikings had said they were willing to move out of the third spot after Indianapolis said it would take Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck and Washington — which moved up to second overall from sixth in a huge earlier trade with St. Louis — said Baylor QB Robert Griffin III was its choice.
More trades could be coming Thursday night because the rookie wage scale has made the cost of first-round picks much lower.