First off, i think people under rate Luck's playmaking ability. People assume he cant move, but he can, is he as fast as Locker, no. is he as mobile as Newton, no, but he can move, i agree his arm isnt as strong, but he's more accurate than both.
I don't really want to discuss what other people think, but like I said the singular trait I like about Luck as a prospect is his playmaking.
But, I think Newton and Locker were better playmakers.
I agree that Luck is more accurate but not by a wide margin.
i think people love both the pro-readiness, the accuracy and power (he does have a strong arm) and of course his mind. comparing Clausen to Luck is bad because Clausen wasnt ready to start, i think alot of that has to do with his mind, he seems to just quarterback with talent like Russell tried.
Many people place a high emphasis on being 'pro-ready' but I think its one of the most short lived advantages a prospect can have.
For me coachability would be more important then 'pro-ready' but again I would never consider coachability in an evaluation because there is no way I would know about that without relying on hersey.
I evaluate only what I can see with my eyes therefore I would have no idea about Luck's 'mind'.
Luck does have a strong arm but Newton and Locker have elite arm strength.
I was making a specific comparison about 'pro-readiness' only.
And Clausen was considered the most 'pro-ready' prospect at the time.
As for having Locker rated ahead of Luck, i cant say that until i see him play, but i think Luck is better.
You haven't seen Locker play? Even in college?
Well, think Cam Newton but a little shorter.
Newton now, that's another story, as of now, i think he's (Newton) a better pro, but if i had to choose without seeing Newton now, i would still choose Luck
I respect your honesty.
I still don't see how Luck would grade out ahead of Newton/Locker.
But, I guess everyone judges QBs differently.
I think the areas where Luck excells are coachable/team dependent.
I place a premium on skills that cannot be coached and are not team dependent.
If you want to see my ranking for last year QB crop let me know.
I ranked them on a scale of 1-5 in the following categories:
Accuracy/Arm strength/Athleticism-Escapability/Dropback-Footwork/Experience/Playmaking/Production-Efficiency/Size/Throwing motion
Edited by edromeo, 05 October 2011 - 01:16 AM.