Andrew Luck NFL Draft Profile

Andrew Luck NFL Draft Profile

Andrew Luck, Junior, Quarterback, Stanford


Andrew Luck turned down what just about everybody thought would be the first overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft to return to Stanford for his junior campaign. A redshirt sophomore following the 2010 campaign, Luck was eligible to enter the 2011 draft. Back in 2009, during his redshirt freshman campaign, Luck threw for 2,575 yards and 13 touchdowns. Those were not great numbers, but he proved to be a poised quarterback who would make smart decisions. By the end of that season, Luck was looking like an NFL quarterback.

In 2010 Luck avoided a sophomore slump. He increased his completion percentage from 56.2 to an impressive 70.7 percent in just one season. The Cardinal hit the air in 2010 with Luck and a bevy of talented receivers leading the way. On the year Luck threw for 3,338 yards and 32 touchdowns.

Final Projection:
At 6-4, Luck has the look of an NFL quarterback and whenever he goes pro, he will be the first overall selection. If the team with the first pick does not need a quarterback, they will have plenty of suitors who are willing to give up a lot to get Luck. He has already proven that he can get the job done and his playing time in the Pac-10 and Pac-12 should only make him a better leader who is capable of coming into the NFL and turning around a team.

1/5/12 Update:

The Colts won the Luck lottery and will almost certainly take the safest quarterback coming out of college since fellow Cardinal John Elway. We have all heard that before, but this time it might be true. The bigger question is what happens to Peyton Manning, but the bottom line is Luck is leaving Stanford and the Colts have to take him first barring a trade offer they cannot refuse.

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