It would be a major surprise at this stage if Andrew Luck wasn’t the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s draft.
Then again, conventional wisdom at this point last year thought Cam Newton was a late first or second round pick. Brady Quinn was once thought of by the media — not necessarily teams — as a potential No. 1 overall pick.
Luck is no Quinn, but former Dolphins executive Bill Parcells isn’t buying the Luck hype just yet.
“Anyone who says that this guy is the hands down, Heisman Trophy winner or the first pick in the draft right now, I don’t think they know what they are talking about. There’s not been enough work done yet,” Parcells said on ESPN Radio this week via the Palm Beach Post.
It’s hard to imagine Luck not going first, but Parcells makes a fair point. The draft process is still in its very early stages for the real NFL decision makers.
No one really has any idea what they are thinking yet. As Parcells points out, there’s a ton of work left to be done.