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#1 Woodie

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 04:38 PM

Here are some preliminary scouting reports on Andrew Luck. Some are recent, while others were written leading into the season. With all the talk of the Panthers possibly taking him #1 in the draft, this will hopefully provide some context as to why people are so high on him.

http://newerascoutin...couting-report/

Height: 6’4 | Weight: 235 | Stanford

Accuracy:Very good accuracy in the 5-15yd and 15-25yd ranges. Throws the ball to an area that the receiver will be in the best position to make the catch. Does a good job putting enough touch on the ball, so the ball is never thrown too hard or too soft. Can over throw receivers past the 30 yard range, especially to his right. Will look effortless as times throwing routes under 25 yards. Has great short accuracy but will let a few float deep. Would prefer to see him completing a higher percentage of throws past 25 yards.

Arm strength: Has shown the ability to push the ball down field. Luck has consistently connected on deep passes over 50 yards. There are no concerns about his ability to throw deep routes. Luck can spread the ball outside the hashes and deep up the seam. Stanford does run a pro system that does not ask Luck to throw deep often, preferring more of a West Coast attack. However, in workouts and few game opportunities, Luck has looked sharp throwing deep. Throws come out with a very tight spiral and do not flutter as they gain height or depth.

Decision making: Generally makes the decisions you would want him to make. Luck will improvise when the opportunity is there. Does a good job making line calls and audibles. Is a very smart player, on par with Peyton Manning and Matt Ryan as college players. His decision making skills are everything you would want in a franchise quarterback. The biggest knock on Luck will be his lack of game experience. He has been a two-year starter at Stanford, but does not have 30+ starts. He will make mistakes and try to force plays. This is a sign of his immaturity in the position and not a flaw in his mechanics or intelligence.

Edited by Woodie, 03 December 2010 - 04:47 PM.


#2 Woodie

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 04:40 PM

http://nflmocks.com/...-luck-stanford/

Andrew Luck- QB- Stanford

Pros:
I am not sure if I can remember a redshirt Sophomore getting so much NFL Draft attention but Andrew Luck is gliding along on the hype train. Some draft experts are proclaiming Luck the next Peyton Manning and have settled with Luck being their top prospect. When you watch Luck there is a lot to like about the 6-4 quarterback prospect. The thing that impressed me the most was his poise and pocket awareness. Luck seemed unflappable in what was a pressure situation during this first season as a full time starter. Luck makes quick and smart decisions which is an obvious result of the tutelage from Coach Jim Harbaugh. Luck’s technique is exceptional with great footwork and no wasted motion in his throwing delivery. He gets the ball out quickly which is a very important skill to have in the NFL. Luck combines his technical skills with a strong arm and good accuracy. While watching some film I noticed that Luck is very accurate while on the run and rolling out of the pocket, which are two things he will be expected to do in the NFL.

Cons:
It is really hard to find many flaws in Luck’s game. He has all the physical tools coupled with the proper techniques. However, there is such a small sampling and he needs to prove he can maintain his high level of play over a longer stretch. It’s a known fact that quarterbacks need game experience to develop properly. They need to be able to encounter different defensive packages and schemes, so this will be something weighing on the minds of NFL scouts and GMs. Something else that is going to be closely watched this season is the way Luck responds after losing Heisman candidate Toby Gerhart. There is going to be a lot more pressure placed on the shoulders of Luck.

Edited by Woodie, 03 December 2010 - 04:46 PM.


#3 Woodie

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 04:40 PM

http://draftace.com/...on-andrew-luck/

- Another quality that stands out immediately is his arm strength. Stanford didn’t throw the ball down field a lot, but when they did Luck was able to make all the throws.

- Perhaps the most important quality that impressed me about Luck was his decision making. In this respect he is already well ahead of Jake Locker in his development. Unlike most college quarterbacks, Luck shows the ability to go through his reads and make the right decision. That’s a quality that you simply don’t see in many young quarterbacks at the college level.

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 04:42 PM

http://www.sportingn...er-all-the-time

Sporting News draft expert Russ Lande and his team of former NFL scouts identify the players whose stock is rising and falling for the 2011 NFL draft:

Often when scouting NFL prospects, the more we see an elite player the more we're able to spot chinks in his body of work. That doesn't seem to apply to Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck.

The more we see of Luck, the more impressive he becomes.


Luck has looked like an NFL quarterback in every game we have evaluated, but his performance in Stanford's 37-35 win over Southern Cal was one of his best. He looked poised and confident in the pocket and showed great accuracy throughout the game. Nearly every pass he threw was on target.
Luck answered every USC comeback. He showed great composure and clutch play in driving Stanford down the field for the game-winning field goal in a minute.

He shows the arm strength to make every NFL throw and consistently makes accurate passes even with defenders in his face or throwing into tight windows downfield. Luck, as a redshirt sophomore, is eligible for the '11 draft and he no doubt will be the No. 1 overall pick whatever year he chooses to leave Stanford.

Edited by Woodie, 03 December 2010 - 04:45 PM.


#5 Woodie

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 04:43 PM

http://www.nfldraftb...ndrew-Luck.html

Pros: What stands out immediately about Luck is that he has one of the quickest throwing motions since Dan Marino. When Luck lets it fly his passes are laser fast and accurate—truly beautiful. Aside from that, Luck has quintessential NFL measurables; he is 6’4” and 230-plus pounds, very intelligent and instinctual. The red-shirt sophomore has wonderful footwork in his drop backs and when throwing the football. Luck has light and graceful feet that give him unexpected mobility, allowing him to almost glide through the pocket to avoid would-be sackers (he was sacked only six times in 2009). At Stanford, he is currently playing in a pro-style offense and getting pro-style coaching under Head Coach and former NFL quarterback Jim Harbaugh. That gives him a leg up on prospects that play in spread offenses with everything called from the sideline. Luck also has “it”, the ability to play well in big games and in big moments, which is a must for NFL quarterbacks. In other words, Luck does not just feast on weak Pac-10 opponents; he saves his best for the likes of USC and Oregon. Luck has a very strong arm, he is not all release; he can easily drive the ball down the field and has little trouble fitting the ball into tight windows. Not only did the Stanford signal caller put up some impressive numbers (13 touchdown passes, four interceptions), including leading the Pac-10 in passing efficiency (143.47), he won games (eight) and directed the Cardinal to their first winning season since 2001. The Texas boy also has the intangibles. The high school valedictorian is one of the brightest student athletes in the nation and despite his youth, Luck displayed leadership skills from day one, which he backs up with work ethic and toughness.

Cons: The biggest issue with Luck is his awkward throwing motion. He has a windup that causes him to drop the ball below his waist before he throws it which, unlike The Golden Calf of Bristol’s, doesn’t appear to add momentum to Luck’s passes. In many ways the windup is separate from his actual throwing motion; Luck simply has to learn to cock the ball and throw. He was injured towards the end of the Cardinal’s season and will have to prove he is healthy—surgery on an injured finger in his throwing hand forced the quarterback to sit out the Sun Bowl. Luck also has to do a better job of going through his progressions before running or locking onto a single receiver. While the Stanford man had incredible moments during his red-shirt freshman year, he still needs to be more consistent. Luck’s release point is a bit to the side even under the best of circumstances.

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 07:26 PM

Woodie likes Luck!!

I hope we draft him, Luck, with the first pick. He potentially could be the best QB in the NFL in 5 years

#7 Woodie

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 11:14 PM

Woodie likes Luck!!

I hope we draft him, Luck, with the first pick. He potentially could be the best QB in the NFL in 5 years

I do, but I also like Clausen and think he will end up a good pro once he settles down and figures out the NFL. But Luck is a once in a generation QB, IMO, and if we do get the opportunity to grab him, we really have to. It's rare to find a QB that has the total package.

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 05:26 PM

I hope Luck continues to impress. With a rookie cap in place for next year, we may get a Herschel Walker/Ricky Williams deal if we trade the first pick. How many of you would take that kind of a deal over just having Luck?

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 05:40 PM

no,we need a real QB already lets just get it over with get the best at the most important position. we have that ability, hell we earned it since we had to sit through a shitty year. but if our new coach embraces this run first play not to lose BS I can easily see us staying with Clausen and trading the #1 pick.

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 03:42 AM

I hope Luck continues to impress. With a rookie cap in place for next year, we may get a Herschel Walker/Ricky Williams deal if we trade the first pick. How many of you would take that kind of a deal over just having Luck?


It would be a tough call. If we could get 2-3 1st rounders, a couple of 2nd and/or 3rd rounders we'd be crazy not to take it, though. Use one of the picks to take Cam Newton if need be or just let Clausen have another year.

We'd have a 1st this year, probably still pretty high, plus get a 2nd back and an additional 3rd when we've already got two with the comp. pick we'll get for Peppers. Then in 2012 we'd have two picks in each of the first 3 rounds.

That's the type of deal it'd take for me to want to give up Luck.

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 09:25 PM

If we use our #1 overall pick it has to be Luck. We can trade down and take Cam Newton for any other pick in the first.

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 09:29 PM

Thanks for putting these together.

I hope we get him...

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 11:27 PM

Now since I've heard from a couple of people that "the exact same things were said about Clausen last year" can someone find me one of these reports that said Clausen had no flaws whatsoever in his game?

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 03:56 PM

fug clausen

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 08:10 PM

Good one from Wes Bunting

Andrew Luck: Stanford (6-4, 235)
In my opinion he’s the best quarterback prospect in the nation. Luck is a smart, accurate kid who possesses good confidence in the pocket, is able to quickly decipher information and gets the ball out on time. Plus, he’s a good enough athlete to buy time for himself, has a strong enough arm to make all the throws and has experience in an NFL-style offense. Now, there is some concern about taking a redshirt sophomore quarterback in the first round as history shows there hasn’t been a ton of former RS sophomores who have had a ton of success (Mike Vick, Todd Marinovich and Tommy Maddox are three that come to mind). However, what Luck has going for him is that he’s mature beyond his years and he’s a levelheaded kid who loves the game and wants to get better. His age might be a bit of a concern to some, but he will end up starting two straight seasons, will come close to 700 throws by the end of the year and seems to possess that poise and “it” factor to make it as an upper echelon NFL starting quarterback.




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