What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about ANDREW LUCK: Stanford, 6040 234 4.67. Junior entry.
Three-year starter. A big right-handed passer who can win the game in the pocket
but is mobile and athletic enough to avoid and escape a rush. Processes
information quickly. Understands pass protection. Luck is a top quality
individual on and off the field. He is a leader who can step up and take charge
of his teammates. On the field he is given much responsibility at the line of
scrimmage for strategic checks and adjustments. Excellent football aptitude. He
has a keen sense of recognizing match-ups that he can take advantage of while
moving the team down the field. Stanford utilizes an assortment of personnel
groupings which is a good sign that Luck can handle a complex offensive scheme.
He was weaned on an NFL offense and playbook. His offense was a power zone
running game from a variety of formations. He plays both under center and in the
shotgun formation. His role in the offense was to balance the running game with
a variety of play action drop back and movement type passes. His delivery and
release is quick with no wasted motion. Always ready to throw. Makes quick and
decisive decisions with the ball. Consistently accurate short and long keeping
receivers on their routes. Possesses the arm strength to throw deep, sideline
combinations, and crossing routes. Can stick the ball into tight spots. Good
drop back speed to a throwing point, good balance, active feet, and body control
to be ready to pass. Sees the whole field. Keeps his eyes focused down the
field. Good pocket presence. Can throw the ball from different angles. Steps up
into the pocket. Understands the timing in the pocket. Guns the ball to his
target area. Good ball placement. Strong enough to shake pass rushers. Spreads
the wealth. Throws to wide receivers, tight ends, and backs. Good ball handler
who protects the ball. A competitor who thrives on pressure and competition.
Rare touch to throw the ball over a defense. Good timing, anticipation, and feel
for the throw. In short, Luck is consistent, confident, reliable, respects the
game, reacts positively to adversity, and loves to play quarterback. Has been
durable over his career. Outstanding production. Did not throw at the Combine.
2011 stats: 288/404, 3517 passing yds, 71.3%, 37 TDs, 10 INTs. OSR:3/15. First
pick in the draft. (A-32 5/8, H-10, SS-4.28, VJ-36).