Today is the day that hundreds of declared college athletes have been waiting for. It’s the start of the 2012 NFL Draft. While Andrew Luck and Robert Griffith, III are shoe-ins for the top two picks, there are many others who have been dreaming of the NFL since they were in diapers and today could be the start of that dream for all. The draft will take place over the next three days with Round 1 being today, Round 2-3 tomorrow and Round 4-7 on Saturday. Who is your team going to choose for their upcoming roster?
After going back and forth with the idea, I’ve decided for a series of featuring a different NFL prospect each week and what attributes he poses. Especially since today marks the start of the NFL Combine. Each week until the NFL Draft, beginning April 26th and ending April 28th, there will be a different prospect featured and after the draft, I’ll feature a prospect that was either drafted or not drafted, why or why not. Just to keep it interesting. So for this week I’ve decided to start it off with none other than Stanford quarterback, Andrew Luck.
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Luck is projected to go in the first round and possibly be the first quarterback taken, with some stiff competition from Robert Griffith, III. Last season for the Cardinals Luck completed 288 passes with 404 attempts for 3,517 yards and a passer rating of 118.0. Luck has the potential to be a great started in the league for any team in need of a quarterback like Indianapolis (possibly), Cleveland, Washington, Kansas City, and Seattle just to name a few. He has great passing ability and accuracy, but he’s not so accurate outside the pocket. Pocket precision for Luck is definitely a plus as well as the ability read defenses. This being one of the key reasons Luck stands out from the rest.
- You: NFL Combine 2012: Andrew Luck Can Only Damage His Stock at NFL Scouting Combine (bleacherreport.com)
- NFL Scouting Combine: Andrew Luck heads to Indianapolis, where there’s absolutely nothing going on (blogs.mercurynews.com)
Hey all you football fans out there. This offseason I plan on writing about all the news and controversies that pop up within the next few months, including quarterback controversies, coaching changes, free agency, the combine and NFL draft, etc…
I want to talk about what happens after the Super Bowl Champ is crowned…so come back and stay tuned on what I have to say on all the latest NFL happenings.