Prospect: Andrew Luck
Prospect: Andrew Luck
Ht: 6'4" Wt: 235
Position #1: QB
Position Rank: 1
Overall Rank: 1
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Report Prepared: February 17, 2012
Andrew Luck is that one-in-a-decade, "can't miss" prospect who will undoubtedly be taken #1 overall in the draft. Most agree that he is the best QB prospect since Peyton Manning.
At 6'4", 235 lbs, Luck has prototypical size, a strong, accurate arm and the athleticism to make plays with his feet when the opportunity presents itself. Not only can he take off and run with the ball, but he's particularly adept at throwing on the run. There isn't a throw he can't make and, coming from a Pro-Style offense at Stanford, he should have no problem mastering an NFL playbook. His NFL bloodlines should also help as his father, Oliver, played QB for the Houston Oilers.
It isn't just his physical tools that set him apart. The leadership qualities he has displayed throughout his career at Stanford have just added to the hype that has been building for Luck over the past three years. Though he's an emotional leader, he never seems to let the moment overwhelm him and plays with even more confidence when putting the team on his back for big drives. He's also shown a sixth sense when dealing with mistakes from teammates, knowing how to pick them up and give them another opportunity to make a play.
All in all, Andrew Luck is the total package as a QB prospect and whichever fortunate team ends up with him in April will be very pleased for the next 10 to 15 years.
Compares to (Current NFL Player): Tom Brady
- Very accurate arm with above average strength, can make all the throws
- Senses pressure very well, has advanced footwork and is nimble in the pocket
- Natural athlete, able to make plays with his feet
- Very intelligent, capable of going through his progressions to find 3rd/4th option
- Strong leader with ice in his veins, able to carry his team on his back
- Can get overconfident at times, trying to force balls into tight spaces. This could also be a function of the lack of talent around him
- Shown propensity to lock on to his top receiver, more in Senior year than in the past
Prepared by: Brett Stott, Drafttek Analyst
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