It was a windy day in Stanford, with gusts in the 15-20 mph range. Temperatures were in the 50s. NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock praised Luck’s willingness to perform in less-than-ideal conditions.
“The fact that this kid’s willing to come out here in this kind of element … tells you a lot,” said Mayock on NFL Network’s live telecast. “I can’t underscore this enough. We’re outdoors on a windy day, he made two bad throws to start, and now he’s fine.”
As Mayock alluded to, Luck wasn’t perfect. He doesn’t have a cannon for an arm, and there were several underthrows during the Pro Day workout, especially early on.
“I do believe RG3 has a slightly bigger arm,” Mayock acknowledged. “But that’s not the true measure of a quarterback.”
As for whether Robert Griffin III could surpass Luck for the No. 1 overall pick, former Colts G.M. Bill Polian believes Indianapolis doesn’t truly have a particularly difficult decision.
“Bottom line, this is a no-lose decision,” Polian said Thursday. “Both players in my mind are absolutely as sure as can be to make it in the National Football League. … These guys are locks. The question is who fits best. I believe the answer is Mr. [Jim] Irsay feels that Andrew fits best.
“Bottom line, welcome to Indianapolis, Andrew.”