In an interview with NBC's Michele Tafoya, Peyton Manning's former offensive coordinator in Indianapolis made it clear that he thinks the former Stanford quarterback is the closest thing he's seen to a second coming of Manning.
"Heâs the real deal. If you draft him you never have to worry about anything," Moore said, according to ProFootballTalk.com. "You know heâll be prepared. You know heâll be in shape. You know heâll study. You know heâll practice hard. ... And youâll know heâs going to go home and spend two-to-three more hours working on what you talked about.
"If I was still coaching Iâd love to have him because he can do the things I like to do: audibles at the line of scrimmage; no-huddle. He has a great awareness of whatâs happening."
Moore, who served as the Colts' offensive coordinator from 1998 to 2010, didn't think much of reports that the team is interested in signing veteran free-agent quarterback Byron Leftwich -- presumably to help mentor Luck.
"Andrew Luck doesnât need a mentor," he said. "Iâve never bought into the theory that you learn by watching. I think all that stuff is really overrated."
"This kid [Luck] is the first pick in the first round and thereâs no question about it. I would draft him and I would never look back."