Andrew Luck’s arm is the reason he’s likely to be the first overall pick in the NFL draft, but his legs are impressive as well.
Luck turned in an excellent 40-yard dash time today of 4.59 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine, the third-fastest among quarterbacks this year behind only Baylor’s Robert Griffin III and Wisconsin’s Russell Wilson.
No one runs like Griffin, but Luck is faster than the vast majority of NFL quarterbacks. To put Luck’s time in perspective, it’s exactly the same as the time turned in by Cam Newton at last year’s Combine.
The Colts will hope Luck develops into a pocket passer in the Peyton Manning mold, but he’s a good enough athlete to make things happen outside the pocket as well. Luck is the complete package at the quarterback position.