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Luck says he's 'absolutely' ready for the NFL

Posted on: December 6, 2011 1:49 pm
Edited on: January 6, 2012 3:50 pm
 
Stanford junior quarterback Andrew Luck said he's "absolutely" prepared to go to the NFL after the Cardinal finish their season in the Fiesta Bowl against Oklahoma State on Jan. 2.
  
"I think I'm going to hopefully play professional football if a team will have me," Luck told ESPN on Monday night, per NFL.com.
   
That might be the understatement of the year.
  
Projected as the top prospect available in the 2012 draft by NFLDraftScout.com since the end of last April's draft, Luck is one of five finalists for the Heisman Trophy to be announced Saturday.
  
Luck likely would have been the top overall pick last year, but returned to Stanford for his redshirt junior season to pursue his architectural design degree and believed it was understood he'd go to the NFL after this season.
  
"I thought it was pretty formal or understood when I came back for my final year, so I have no clue if I'll make a formal announcement or not," Luck said.
  
Many NFL scouts have touted Luck as the best quarterback prospect entering the NFL in the past two decades. And he could well end up in Indianapolis, where the 0-12 Colts have been without injured Peyton Manning all season.
  
The Vikings and Rams are the next closest teams to the top pick, but each have two wins with four games to play.
  
"It will work itself out," Peyton's father, Archie Manning, told Will Brinson and Ryan Wilson of CBS' Eye on Football Tuesday afternoon when asked about the Colts' quarterback situation.
  
Luck has thrown for 3,170 yards with 35 touchdowns and nine interceptions this season.


Comments

Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: December 8, 2011 11:48 am
 

Luck says he's 'absolutely' ready for the NFL

Wow, if you took the time to actually review Andrew Luck's creditials, you would know that he already graduated. I guess I weep for your students for having a teacher who does not even take the time to do research. I am guessing you have some community college or online correspondence course certificate. 



Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: December 8, 2011 11:45 am
 

Luck says he's 'absolutely' ready for the NFL

Ah, jealousy and stupidty seem to go hand in hand. 



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: December 7, 2011 8:47 pm
 

Luck says he's 'absolutely' ready for the NFL

"I do wish that he would finish his education"

I'm pretty sure he's about to graduate before he goes to the NFL, if he hasn't already done so. He is a red-shirt junior, meaning it's actually his 4th year at Stanford as a student.



Since: Nov 10, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2011 1:45 pm
 

Luck says he's 'absolutely' ready for the NFL

Since Ryan Leaf, Jamorca Russell, Akili Smith, Tim Couch and Matt Leinart have all said the same thing, why should I be moved?



Since: Oct 6, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2011 1:27 pm
 

Luck says he's 'absolutely' ready for the NFL

Horrible thing to say ! I don't care who he plays for , I wouldn't wish an injury on the kid. I interested in seeing him playin the NFL.



Since: Oct 6, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2011 1:22 pm
 

Luck says he's 'absolutely' ready for the NFL

What a horrible thing to say ? Don't wish that on anybody



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: December 7, 2011 12:16 pm
 

Luck says he's 'absolutely' ready for the NFL

I don't get why people compare Favre/Rodgers with a possible Manning/Luck situation. Manning is nothing like good ole Bret who would wait untill the last day of the pre-season to join the team. He thiiinks football year round and Luck would never get the chance to play with the 1st team and learn the feel for the NFL game. Having a 50 yard line game ticket would be just as benefitial to his progress as sitting behind Manning during the games. Luck by all the reports is ready to play now, and I doubt he will want to sit behind Peyton for 2/3 years to learn almost nothing. And what if 2/3 years from now Peyton is still playing at high level, what do the Colts do than? No one wants another Green Bay fiasco. Which is why I think there is a grain of truth behind Archies recent coments.



Since: Feb 7, 2007
Posted on: December 7, 2011 11:24 am
 

Luck says he's 'absolutely' ready for the NFL

Seen him play in person for 3 years now, he's been a joy to watch and I buy the hype. Take this from a non-scout for whatever its worth. Athleticism: Youtube his hits on Sean Catouse, the USC player returning a fumble, or his one handed catch this year. The guy is 6-4 230 and he has very good mobility. I've never seen a throw he couldn't make. As I've heard it, his arm strenght is underated because he takes a lot off his throws when necessary. Intelligence: A Stanford all academic team graduate, trained to run a pro-style offence, he calls all the plays for the elaborate offence. Skill:Throws great on the run to both sides of the field, good pocket presence, I don't know mechanics, but no one has cited any flaws. Pedigree: Son of an NFL QB, no character issues, Jim Harbaugh says he's special and he probably knows what hes talking about, don't underestimate how bad Stanford was before he got there.


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Since: Sep 29, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 10:26 am
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Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: December 7, 2011 9:49 am
 

Luck says he's 'absolutely' ready for the NFL

He's been highly touted since like grade 8 or something.
Grade 8 or 8th grade? You Canadian?


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