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2012 NFL Draft Live Updates: Round 1 Picks

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NFL Draft 2012: Andrew Luck, left, and Robert Griffin III visit the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, April 25, 2012.
NFL Draft 2012: Andrew Luck, left, and Robert Griffin III visit the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

The 2012 NFL Draft is finally here.

We already know who the top two picks will be on Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall. But that doesn't mean there won't be any drama.

The Indianapolis Colts have already confirmed they they will select Stanford's Andrew Luck while the Washington Redskins revealed shortly before the draft that they will take Heisman winner Robert Griffin III (surprise!).

As for the rest the draft, nobody knows. The hundreds of mock drafts that have been released over the past few weeks have projected seemingly infinite outcomes. Will the Vikings go with USC's Matt Kalil? Or maybe they'll snag wide receiver Justin Blackmon?

Will there be any trades concocted in the various draft war rooms? Will Miami take Ryan Tannehill? Could he really be the next Dan Marino?

All of these questions will be answered tonight. The first round of the draft begins at 8 p.m. ET. Rounds two and three will take place on Friday night and the four through seven will be done on Saturday starting at noon.

Follow our live blog for each pick and commentary throughout the draft.

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And that wraps up the first round.

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With the last pick of the first round, the Giants will select running back David Wilson out of Virginia Tech.

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Giants are on the clock with the last pick.

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@ ProFootbalFocus : RB LeGarrette Blount had a +7.9 run rating which was 18th highest. Doesn't add much to the pass game though. Doug Martin should be able to.

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@ AdamSchefter : And Tampa Bay will take Boise St. RB Doug Martin.

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We just missed a pick because ESPN went to a commercial.

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@ ProFootbalFocus : The 49ers WR position just got more interesting, with Crabtree, Manningham, Moss, Ginn, Kyle Williams and now A.J. Jenkins.

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@ EyeOnNFL : Broncos trade down again, this time with the Bucs moving up to No. 30.

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With the 30th pick, the 49ers take A.J. Jenkins, WR out of Illinois.

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@ JasonLaCanfora : 49ers up now, like some tough OL like Amini Silatolu

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@ AdamSchefter : Denver is trading out again....Tampa will trade to 31.

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Vikings traded with the Ravens to get the 29th pick, and they take Harrison Smith, safety out of Notre Dame.

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@ JasonLaCanfora : Ravens trade out of 1st round and get picks 35 and 98 in return. Lot of players graded together here for BAL. Makes sense

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@ ProFootbalFocus : The Packers OLBs not named Matthews had just 6 sacks, 15 hits and 29 pressures in 2011. Nick Perry could start right away at ROLB.

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@ AdamSchefter : Green Bay had success at USC with Clay Matthews. Time to go back there....

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With the 28th pick, the Packers select Nick Perry, DE out of USC.

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With the 27th pick, the Cincinnati Bengals take Kevin Zeitler, OG out of Wisconsin.

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With the 26th pick, Houston takes DE Whitney Mercilus out of Illinois.

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@ JayGlazer : Poor Chandler Jones can FINALLY eat. Told me earlier he's been so nervous he hasn't been able to eat a thing. Crazy day for him

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@ ProFootbalFocus : The Patriots front 7 will look fairly different in 2011. They added 3 free agents and 2 first round draft picks to them now with Hightower

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With the 25th pick, the Patriots take Dont'a Hightower, ILB out of Alabama.

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With the 24th pick, the Pittsburgh Steelers take David DeCastro, OG out of Stanford.

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With the 23rd pick, Detroit takes OT Riley Reiff out of Iowa. Schefter spoiling every pick is quite annoying.

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@ AdamSchefter : Lions taking Reilly Reiff. Steelers taking David DeCastro.

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@ EyeOnNFL : Denver trades its pick, No. 25., to … New England.

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At pick No. 22, Cleveland takes quarterback Brandon Weeden out of Oklahoma State. Bad news for Colt McCoy.

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@ ProFootbalFocus : Chandler Jones fits a clear need in NE. They let Mark Anderson go to BUF, and haven't re-signed Andre Carter, Shaun Ellis or Gerard Warren

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Goodell gets booed a little more before announcing that Cincy has traded its pick to New England. The Patriots take Chandler Jones, DE from Syracuse.

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@ ProFootbalFocus : The Titans have Kenny Britt (+5.4 pass) and Nate Washington (+10.1 pass), and now add Kendall Wright. That is a nice trio of receivers.

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With the 20th pick, the Titans select Kendall Wright, WR out of Baylor.

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