Monday, January 3, 2011

NFL Draft Prospect: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

With Jake Locker struggling this season, Andrew Luck has surpassed him as the top rated quarterback prospect. Luck, a redshirt sophomore, led Stanford to a 11-1 start to the season and an appearance in the BCS Orange Bowl. He has done so in impressive fashion, picking apart Pac-10 defenses and using both his strong arm and surprisingly effective legs to lead the Cardinal down the field. This is an improvement on his impressive freshmen year in which he threw for 2575 yards and 13 TD’s with only 4 INT. However last year, with so much attention on Toby Gerhart and the running game, Luck’s ability to carry the load was unknown. Those questions have obviously been answered and more. Luck has led his team to an impressive season, and he his now the undisputed top prospect in the draft. He is very nearly the perfect quarterback prospect and if he declares will no doubt be the #1 selection. 
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Luck has prototypical NFL size at 6-4, 235 and an arm capable of making all the NFL throws. He has also displayed ample athleticism and mobility, rushing for over 400 yards in limited attempts this year on top of 354 yards last year. This is an even more impressive number due to the fact that in college, sacks are deducted from a QB’s rushing yardage. Luck is the perfect quarterback prospect. He is smart and capable of making NFL reads. He has played in a pro-style offense the last two years under coach, Jim Harbaugh, and has been very successful. His arm strength is unquestioned, and his accuracy is superb. Luck also has displayed strong leadership ability. He truly has no flaws. Expect him to work out well and interview well before being chosen #1 by the Carolina Panthers. I would like to say more about Luck, but it would really be more of the same. He is perfect. 

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