Photo of Andrew Luck
Grade
97.0 ?
  • 4.67 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 36.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 124.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.80 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.28 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'4" Height
  • 32 5/8" Arm Length
  • 234LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

Sans the late-rise of Heisman trophy winning QB Robert Griffin III, Luck likely would have been considered one of the most sure-thing prospects in the past decade. He is a prototypical pro-style quarterback who can make all the line calls, formation shifts, pass drops, and throws necessary to be successful at the next level. He will likely be the top pick overall and start immediately, and he possesses the intangibles to be a franchise stalwart for years to come.

Analysis

Strengths

Luck's intangibles are what set him apart from any other talented quarterback. As an athlete, he has all the traits of a franchise quarterback. He is tough, durable and willing to step into a throw with oncoming rushers breathing down his back. He has a deliberate set-up with no wasted motions and has really developed and showcased the ability to play from many different looks while at Stanford. He developed under the tutelage of both Jim Harbaugh and David Shaw, two coaches who know how to develop quarterbacks. Luck has the size to take a hit, and the athletic ability to get outside and make plays happen with his feet. Once on the move, he makes his second and third reads with ease. He has a very compact and quick release, and he is able to fire it out to the flats with ease off one-step drops in the short passing game. The most intriguing aspect of Luck's career was the amount of mistakes he made, a number which only continued to decrease throughout his career. He rarely forces a ball into tight coverage. He won't make any mistakes off the field, and rarely makes them on it. He is a strong, natural, competitive, athletic quarterback.

Weaknesses

One would be hard-pressed to find negatives to Luck's game. There are no glaring weaknesses in his play, and while some could argue he isn't the athlete that RG3 is, that is simply not his game. He displays the athleticism necessary to excel as a pocket passer. There are times when Luck second-guessed passes and simply didn't see a breaking corner coming from another zone, such as the play that almost got Stanford beat towards the end of a high-energy USC game, but for the most part Luck works to identify and improve on his weaknesses.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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