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Andrew Luck battled wind to show off arm at pro day

Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck was apparently intent on downplaying any concerns his arm strength will be an issue at the next level.

At his March 21 pro day, the likely first overall pick chose to throw into wind gusts of up to 15 mph.

"Never seen that before," a veteran team official who attended the workout told's Peter King. "But I think he wanted to show everybody who had any question about his arm that they shouldn't. The great thing was, his last throw of the day, into the wind, was a go with the ball snapped from his own 30. He dropped back and released it around his 24.

"That ball went all the way to the goal line, about 75 yards in the air. Perfect spiral. He hit the receiver in stride, and he dropped it. And someone said, 'That's saying take that to Phil Simms.' You know, because Simms said he didn't have a great arm."

If the Indianapolis Colts have any concerns about Luck, they're not showing it. Team owner Jim Irsay recently tweeted glowingly of Luck's talent and character, the term "noodle arm" never coming up in any context.

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