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Colts begin and end draft with QB picks

The Indianapolis Colts bookended the NFL Draft by picking two quarterbacks.

But while No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck is said to be a sure-fire franchise quarterback, Chandler Harnish will have to live with another title for the time being.

The Northern Illinois QB became this year's Mr. Irrelevant as the last player taken in the draft.

Colts owner Jim Irsay offered $5,000 and a signed Luck jersey on Twitter in a contest to guess who the team would take No. 253 overall in the seventh round.

"Winner winner chicken dinner," Irsay tweeted as he announced the winner after the pick was announced.

As it turns out, Harnish, the 11th quarterback taken in the draft, gets to return to his home state.

The only quarterback in the country to rank in the top 25 in total offense, rushing and passing efficiency last season is from Bluffton, about two hours northeast of Indianapolis by car.

The Colts weren't the only team to take two quarterbacks this year.

The Washington Redskins, after drafting Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III with the No. 2 overall pick on Thursday, selected Michigan State's Kirk Cousins in the fourth round, No. 102 overall.

The Redskins then released quarterback John Beck after he played four games, including three starts, in his second season for the team.

"I thought we owed it to John to let him go out and find a team right away," Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said.

Twenty-one running backs were taken in this year's draft, 33 wide receivers, 12 tight ends and 44 offensive lineman.

There were 46 defensive lineman selected, 30 linebackers, 34 cornerbacks, 16 safeties and six specials teamers, including four kickers and two punters.