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Who will be the top NFL draft picks?

Updated 11:43 AM ET, Thu April 25, 2013
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Every year the NFL's 32 teams get to pick, in reverse order according to the previous year's standings, the top college talent. USC Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley is one of the most highly-rated for 2013. Follow the draft live here. Robert Laberge/Getty Images/file
Kansas City Chiefs, the NFL's worst team last year, will have first pick. Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o is one of the most coveted players despite last year's controversy about his "hoax girlfriend." Joe Robbins/Getty Images/file
Cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, seen here training at the 2013 NFL scouting combine, was cut from Louisiana State University's football program last year for violating team rules, and was later arrested for possessing marijuana. The 20-year-old says he wants a fresh start in the draft. Joe Robbins/Getty Images/file
West Viriginia's Geno Smith has been tipped by some as the best quarterback in the draft. Last year he broke the Mountaineers' consecutive pass completions record and tied the NCAA completion percentage record. Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
This year's draftees will seek to follow in the footsteps of famous predecessors. Peyton Manning, the No. 1 pick in 1998, became a Super Bowl-winning MVP with the Indianapolis Colts, where he has set numerous records. Win McNamee/Getty Images/file
Fellow quarterback John Elway, the No. 1 pick in 1983, won two Super Bowl rings with the Denver Broncos -- where the Hall of Famer is now Executive Vice President of Football Operations. Lutz Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images/file
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell takes center stage at the draft, which is held each year at New York's iconic Radio City Music Hall. Chris Chambers/Getty Images/file
Last year Robert Griffin III was taken by the Washington Redskins as the second draft pick, and the quarterback was named offensive rookie of the year by the Associated Press. Patrick McDermott/Getty Images/file
Andrew Luck went to the Colts as 2012's top pick, having delayed his entry by a year. Fan groups started a "Suck for Luck" campaign in the hope their team would get the quarterback. He broke a rookie record for passing yards in his debut season. Like Elway, he is a Stanford alumni. Kent Nishimura/Getty Images
Last year a record five non-Americans were drafted higher than the third round. Ghanaian defensive end Ziggy Ansah of Brigham Young University is one of the favored international players this year. Joe Robbins/Getty Images/file