To the surprise of no one, the Colts have picked Stanford QB Andrew Luck with the first overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
The Colts are counting on Luck to begin their rebuilding process after the team dumped all-time great QB Peyton Manning this offseason.
There are three truths in this life: Death, taxes and Luck being the No. 1 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
In fact, he has been locked-in as the No. 1 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft for well over a year. His ability to deliver the football quickly and with good velocity is as exceptional as they come. The accuracy on his throws has been impeccable. Does it sound like people are gushing when they talk about his talent? That’s because they are. Over his last two seasons, he’s completed 70.3 percent of his passes. He can make all the throws in the playbook and his compact delivery will need no tweaking.
His footwork is already on par with a seasoned NFL veteran. At the line of scrimmage, he can read defenses quickly, check out of plays and attack the defense’s vulnerable spots. He’s a solid athlete with decent mobility, but his accuracy could be better when his feet are set.
A natural leader and very intelligent. One of the best quarterback prospects ever. His father, Oliver Luck, was a former NFL quarterback. His understanding of where his receivers will be in relation to the defense is really something special. He has adequate height and weight for the position. Athletically gifted and shows great mobility.
Luck sometimes will try to place the football, particularly on deep routes. He’s also so confident that he will occasionally force throws in tight coverage.
In the end, Luck is the real deal and easily the premiere prospect of this class.