The Indianapolis Colts’ rookies have taken the field for the first time as minicamp opened today, and coach Chuck Pagano liked what he saw from No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck.
“He’s unflappable,” Pagano said, via the Indianapolis Star. “He’s a natural leader.”
Luck said he’s glad to join a bunch of other rookies who are just picking up on the playbook and life in the NFL.
“It’s nice to get back and practice football,” Luck said. “It’s nice to know I’m not the only one swimming in information.”
Luck and his Stanford teammate, tight end Coby Fleener, whom the Colts picked in the second round of the NFL draft, are prohibited from participating in any other team activities after this weekend’s minicamp until Stanford’s graduation on June 7. But Luck said he’s planning to organize workouts on his own with some of his teammates, including Colts receivers Reggie Wayne and Austin Collie.
That’s the kind of leadership the Colts will need from Luck.