Luck with Colts in NFL draft
The Indianapolis Colts hope quarterback Andrew Luck will be the new face of the franchise after making him the number one draft pick.
The two-time Super Bowl winners endured a dreadful 2011-12 season as they limped to a 2-14 record after star quarterback Peyton Manning was ruled out for the entire campaign with a neck injury.
Rather than opting to extend Manning's stay at Lucas Oil Stadium the Colts allowed him to join the Denver Broncos, focusing their attention on securing Luck.
The Stanford quarterback had the option to become a pro last season but turned it down to play another season of college football, throwing for 3,517 yards and 37 touchdowns.
The 22-year-old's arrival has caused a stir in the NFL, with many predicting he could become one of the greats.
However, for now Luck is just hoping he can fill the shoes of Manning as he looks to get the Colts back on their feet.
Luck told www.nfl.com: "How do you really replace a legend like Peyton? You go in there and do the best you can.
"Those are huge shoes to fill...(but) there's no reason not to have high expectations for yourself and the team."
The other big stories to come out of draft included the Washington Redskins securing the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, Baylor's Robert Griffin III, as the second pick, while the Cleveland Browns picked up Alabama running back Trent Richardson as the third pick.