Andrew Luck is pretty fast, too

Reuters

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.

35 responses to “Andrew Luck is pretty fast, too

  1. He looks phenomenal – all of his measurables have been about the same Cam Newton last year, and look how good he was last year. Excited to watch Luck play at the next level.

  2. Lucks mobility is going to help immediately. Teams picking at the top of the board generally have many holes to fill. His mobility will help buy for more time to complete passes without forcing him to stand in the pocket and get creamed (David Carr anyone?) until his team can put more solid pieces around him.

  3. kingjoe1:

    I guess you have been reading SBPDL again. News flash: blacks who watched Steve Young, Joe Montana, Brett Favre, Alex Smith, Aaron Rodgers, Tim Tebow etc. knows that plenty of white QBs can run. The issue is (certain) whites insisting that black QBs like RG3 can’t throw from the pocket or learn an NFL defense.

    Now as someone who has actually watched both QBs play (instead of relying on stereotypes like most people are doing), Luck running a 4.59 is no shock. As a matter of fact, a lot of STANFORD fans are disappointed, as they were hoping that Luck would beat Newton’s 40 time.

    But here’s the deal: Newton threw at the combine last year even though he knew that Carolina was going to take him #1 overall. Luck? Hmmm … looks like he has other plans.

    But don’t compare Luck to Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers has a MUCH stronger arm. Physically, Rodgers is more similar to RG3 than to Luck. (Though Rodgers’ arm is stronger than RG3’s too.)

  4. I’m glad my Colts are in position to get him this year. To tho who keep trying to say he will be a Leaf type bust, name a trait that he and Leaf have? He’s not a mental midget like Leaf. Luck had the freedom to audible at Stanford ,reads defenses similar to Peyton. He’s the son of a former Nfl qb. His former coaches and player speak highly of him. He made stanford recievers look better than they were. Well they have a good TE at stanford. Give him time Colts fans and now the cap isn’t solely on one player anymore. They will be able to build a complete team around Luck. No one said he will be great as peyton he doesn’t have to be. Other teams wth #1 pick didn’t do their homework of former #1 picks IE. Russell, Couch,and Carr, Luck is legit

  5. peytonsneck:

    The difference between you and me is that I am a fan of both Luck and RG3, and was before the media began hyping either.

    As to your claim “RG3 is a one year wonder” … RG3 threw for 3501 yards in 2010 while leading Baylor to their first bowl game in 15 years. You want to know how many yards Luck threw for in 2010? 3338. (As a matter of fact, he threw for 3517 yards in 2011, only 16 more than RG3 did in 2010.) That is why your calling RG3 a one year wonder is idiotic. RG3 was on everybody’s preseason Heisman watch lists for a reason. I wonder if you folks even WATCH college football …

    Anyway, don’t throw David Carr and Tim Couch into the same boat as JaMarcus Russell and Ryan Leaf. Both those guys were THE FIRST PLAYER DRAFTED by expansion teams, who then neglected to acquire offensive linemen or tailbacks for either player. (Seriously, the owner of the Texans and GM of the Browns were virulently hostile to RBs, and kept trying to fill the position with cheap free agents and mid-major types.) Neither guy really had a chance, whether it was Carr getting sacked 200 times in a 3 year period, or Couch getting so beat up that he suffered a severe elbow injury on his throwing arm that still gives him trouble to this day.

    I am glad that Luck is going to Indy, who knows how to develop a QB. And I am really hoping that RG3 goes to Miami instead of Washington. Maybe Saint Louis – when they trade the pick – will decide against dealing RG3 to another team in their conference. We can only hope …

  6. bleed4philly says: Feb 26, 2012 11:52 AM

    He’s faster than tebow, tebow ran a 4.6
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    only because the Tebowed at the 20 yard mark and then resumed running.

  7. can he throw accurately is the ? it’s good to be fast and athletic, but what’s the point if you aren’t accurate throwing the football…I’m not sold on Luck yet

  8. That speed will come in handy, with no o-line and no running game in indy he will be running for his life.

  9. is rather annoying knowing the Colts are able to get the next franchise qb of this decade without even skipping a beat, or really earning it.

    Sounds phishy

  10. The best QB by far in the draft. We will look back 20 years from now and laugh that anyone with half a brain even somewhat compared RGIII to Luck. It aint even close. Here is the best analogy I can give you……

    Luck is to Tom Brady as RGIII is to Akili Smith.

  11. jckid21:

    Oh go attend a KKK meeting or something.
    Akili Smith had one DECENT college season after failing at pro baseball. RG3 had a decent season (his true freshman year), tore up his knee, had a very good season (2010) and a GREAT one (2011). Where Akili Smith had a 58% completion rating for an 8-5 team his senior year, Griffin III had a 72.4% completion rating for his 10-3 team. Also, Akili Smith wasn’t even a dual threat QB. He ran less – much less – than Andrew Luck did. The guy is a pro-style passer. (Or was. Now he is a minister.)

    The only thing that Akili Smith and RG3 have in common are their race. Which is, of course, the only thing that you care about. And P.S. … this isn’t about Luck being better than RG3. Put it this way: Peyton Manning is better than his brother Eli Manning. Instead, it is all about you wanting the black QB to fail. Period.

  12. peytonsneck:

    The Jags fan is referring to how the Colts could have signed David Garrard and won a few games, but chose to stick with Curtis Painter and Dan Orlovsky to ensure that they got the #1 overall pick. It did look mighty fishy …

  13. Did he shave that epic neck beard to cut down on wind resistance? Insiders, look into that for me. I am interested in the field of arrow-dynamics. Thanks!

    ps… Cam Newton would smoke Andrew Luck so badly it would be embarrassing.

  14. Combine #s mean very little. College football and NFL football are totally different worlds.

    Colts need to critique Manning’s health. If he’s healthy they should keep him. Manning’s absence negatively impacted the team. Andrew Luck will not get to that level for at least 2 years. The NFL 2012 is all about right here and right now. Peyton Manning is the better QB right here and right now. However, if he’s not 100% healthy let him and his salary go and draft Andrew Luck!

  15. Hi my name is Akili Smith….whoops my bad….RGIII. Like my Hello Kitty Socks?

    Whatever….As they say in Cameron Indoor RGIII…you are Overrated!

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