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Baylor product Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck out of Stanford are projected to be the top two picks in the NFL draft later this month. Whichever player isn't taken by the Indianapolis Colts with the top selection will likely be plucked by the Redskins, who traded up to No. 2. (Associated Press)

Baylor product Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck out of Stanford are projected to be the top two picks in the NFL draft later this month. Whichever player isn't taken by the Indianapolis Colts with the top selection will likely be plucked by the Redskins, who traded up to No. 2. (Associated Press)

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