Colts give Andrew Luck help in second, third rounds

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NEW YORK CITY - Andrew Luck was the focal point of the first four months of 2012.

On Friday the spent most of the night making sure he'd get the help he'd need.

With three picks on Friday night the Colts went all offense, selecting a pair of tight ends and a speedy wide receiver at Radio City Music Hall on Friday night.

The highlight is Luck's former Stanford teammate Coby Fleener, the tight end who slipped into the early second round and fell into the Colts' lap at the 34th pick.

“It’s means a lot. I can’t tell you how excited I am," said Fleener via conference call on Friday night. "We work very well together and it’s nice to have someone you are familiar with as your quarterback.”

In 2011 Fleener caught 34 passes for 667 yards and ten touchdowns in helping the Cardinal reach the Fiesta Bowl.

One round later the Colts got more help at tight end when they picked up Clemson's Dwayne Allen with the 64th overall selection. Allen caught 50 passes for the Tigers this past season, gaining 598 yards while catching eight touchdowns.

“Very surprised," said Allen of his initial feelings of being picked up by Indianapolis. "But after talking to the coaching staff and the offensive coordinator (Bruce Arians), I’m not surprised at all because the offense calls for two tight ends, who are dynamic and can do different things.

"I’m just happy to be a Colt."

Thanks to a trade late in the third round the Colts added some help on the outside with Florida International wide receiver T.Y. Hilton. Known for his speed, he caught 72 passes for 1,038 yards and 7 touchdowns.

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