Behind shut gates, common supervisors around the group were gabbing away, struggling to place their groups to area the most popular gamer on their set up panel. When it was over, there were eight deals including 12 of the league's 32 groups and draftniks breathlessly trying to keep up with the structured turmoil. It all began when New york changed its No. 3 option for Cleveland's No. 4 choose. The Brown colours, who also provided up a 4th, fifth and seventh-rounder, seriously desired Al operating back 3 Richardson. The Vikings still got the guy they desired in The southeast part of Florida deal with He Kalil.
"Unfortunately, we had to create a little business to protected the choose," said Cleveland browns instructor Pat Shurmur, who later included qb Brandon Weeden with the No. 22 choice. "We realized as we went through the procedure that he was our guy and so we did what we had to do to protected it. We had very excellent understanding that there were groups behind that desired him as well, so we provided up a number of choices to create sure we got him. We're excited a collection about 3." The shift permitted the Vikings to cope for another first-round choose, getting the No. 29 identify in a business with Baltimore and selecting Notre Dame protection Harrison Jackson. "That business with Cleveland type of set the sculpt for this set up, and us being able to do some elements," Vikings GM John Spielman said. "That was a large, large factor to get done right before the set up began. The Jaguars, Boys and Silver eagles also exchanged up, and the Patriots did it twice to choose gamers they desired. Credit the novice salary range for so much dealing, with GMs creating last-minute goes understanding that elegant incomes for top choices have been changed by a comp strategy. There were no such issues for Indy and California. Stanford's Fortune leads for Indy and the problem of changing Peyton Manning, who merely won four MVP prizes and a Extremely Dish. Baylor's RGIII solutions the contact in California, where he will try to ease a serious but extremely crucial fan platform. You don't really substitute a guy like that," Fortune said. "You can't. You just try to do the best you can. Obviously, he was my idol increasing up." His choice as the top choose was hardly a beauty. The Colts advised Fortune the other day that Commissioner Mark Goodell would declare his name first. Right behind him was Griffin; no suspense connected to that choose, either. After being fully booed at the begin, Goodell informed a insane audience at Stations Town Songs Lounge that "the period starts today, so let's conquer if off." Then he did, congratulating Fortune to chants of "RG3, RG3." Luck departed the level, smacked arms with some lovers in Colts tops and going to the appointment area. "I recognize you could go insane trying to evaluate yourself to Peyton Manning every day. That would be an insane way to stay," Fortune said. "I know his renowned position, really. Large footwear to try and complete if you're trying to do that. ... If one day I can be described beside Peyton as one of the baseball best, that would be a baseball desire come real." To get Griffin, Washington had dealt a second-round pick this year and its first-rounders in 2013 and `14 to St. Louis to move up four spots. They wound up with the QB that beat out Luck for the Heisman Trophy. RG3 sang the team's fight song during a conference call: "Hail to the Redskins! Hail vic-tor-y!" Griffin said. "That's how I felt. It felt that good." After Minnesota took Kalil, Jacksonville jumped up two spots to No. 5, trading with Florida neighbor Tampa Bay to get Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon, the top receiver in this crop. "It just goes to show you that anything can happen," Blackmon said, referring to the Jaguars going after him. St. Louis must have liked dealing down because the Rams did it again, trading with Dallas, which was 14th overall. The Cowboys selected LSU's Morris Claiborne, the top cornerback, adding him to free agent signing Brandon Carr and shoring up what was a Swiss cheese secondary. St. Louis got a second-rounder in the deal. Tampa Bay finished off a wild 30 minutes of bartering by grabbing Alabama safety Mark Barron seventh overall. A third quarterback went eighth where Miami stayed put. The Dolphins took Texas A&M's Ryan Tannehill, who played wide receiver for most of his time in college. His coach at A&M, Mike Sherman, is the Dolphins offensive coordinator. Carolina selected Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly, the nation's leading tackler.
Buffalo chose cornerback Stephon Gilmore of South Carolina and Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe went to Kansas City before the next trade occurred. Philadelphia moved up from 15 to 12, giving Seattle two later picks, then took Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox. Notre Dame receiver Michael Floyd went to Arizona, then the Rams finally got involved, taking LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers. New England's first deal was with Cincinnati to get Syracuse DE Chandler Jones at No. 21, and the second was with Denver to draft Crimson Tide linebacker Dont'a Hightower at No. 25. Like Minnesota, Tampa Bay also got back into the first round, at No. 31 after dealing with Denver. The Bucs took Boise State running back Doug Martin. The Super Bowl champion Giants concluded a swift but hectic round by choosing Virginia Tech running back David Wilson. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis may have summed up the first of three draft sessions. "I guess maybe this one-night format is a good thing," he said. "Everybody was fired up to do something on the night."