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Report: Luck will enter 2012 NFL draft

Posted on: November 23, 2011 3:09 pm
Edited on: November 23, 2011 3:13 pm
 
LuckPosted by Josh Katzowitz

Suck for Luck? Oh, it’s so on.

In a widely-expected move -- I mean, could you really imagine him returning to Stanford for his senior season? -- quarterback Andrew Luck, the most wanted college player in the NFL, will not return to school after his season is complete.

That’s the word from Yahoo Sports, which reports that Luck will not take college classes next quarter as he prepares himself for the 2012 NFL draft and a possible relocation to Indianapolis.

There were some observers who apparently believed Luck could return to school in order to manipulate which team could possibly take him No. 1 in the draft (if that, in fact, is where Luck is selected). But that’s not going to happen at this point, and when winter quarter classes begin Jan. 9 at Stanford, Luck won’t be there.

More from Yahoo:
“He could still go back and register for classes, but that’s not the plan,” said a source who has known Luck for many years.

Luck’s father, Oliver, who played quarterback in the NFL and is now the athletic director at West Virginia University, wrote via text message that his son “does have academic work this spring that he needs to complete to graduate … and he’s planning to finish his academics.” When asked specifically about whether his son would be taking classes or focusing on his NFL future, Luck wrote: “All I can tell you is that he’ll finish his degree. It is important to him.”

If you were to analyze this situation deeply, you could make the claim that Luck might not want to play in Indianapolis, because there’s a decent chance he’d be stuck behind Peyton Manning for a few years. This assumes, of course, that Manning is healthy and that Indianapolis wouldn’t trade Luck for a boatload of draft picks. But as far as returning to Stanford to avoid that potential clash, it sounds like that’s not playing a factor in his decision.

“That’s not his style,” Yahoo’s source said. “He doesn’t like all the attention to begin with and now you’re talking about doing something that would bring a lot of extra attention on him. … I know it has been done, but there’s no guarantee of where you go. Even now, you can’t figure out what the teams are really going to do. He wants to go somewhere and have a chance to be great. You can’t create that by yourself.”

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Comments

Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: November 25, 2011 1:51 am
 

Report: Luck will enter 2012 NFL draft

Rodgers sat behind Favre, Rivers sat behind Brees.  I would say sitting behind a top tier QB is an absolute ideal situation, especially with these new rookie contracts that lock you in for 5 years anyway.  If you're going to get locked in, why not spend the first 3-4 years figuring out how to play, then step in and excel right away and cash in your big contract? 



Since: Jul 12, 2009
Posted on: November 24, 2011 8:58 pm
 

Report: Luck will enter 2012 NFL draft

I thought this article might mention Tim Tebow.



Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: November 24, 2011 2:23 pm
 

Report: Luck will enter 2012 NFL draft

Not a single snap in the NFL and teams are making plans for him as if he's the next Peyton Manning. He's good, but so was Ryan Leaf, Tim Couch, Alex Smith, JaMarcus Russell....when are we going to learn success in college and being the #1 draft pick means nothing when it comes to success in the NFL? Remember what pick Aaron Rodgers was? It's amazing how he ended up the stud he is, since he wasn't as hyped as Luck, right? Wake up people, there is NO indicator he is going to be as good as the experts make him to be, absolutely none.  You'd think  Alex Smith or Bradford would wake some people up lol


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Since: Nov 24, 2011
Posted on: November 24, 2011 11:05 am
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Since: Jul 3, 2010
Posted on: November 24, 2011 3:55 am
 

Report: Luck will enter 2012 NFL draft

Manning is done.  He will retire, but he will tudor Luck  which is not a bad deal for a dude out of college.




Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2011 11:31 pm
 

Report: Luck will enter 2012 NFL draft

This is the smartest thing that Luck could do.  Leave when his value is high.  I think Luck will be a good NFL quarterback, but personally I think SC's Matt Barkley will have a better NFL career.  By the way Trojan fans, I wouldn't bet on having Barkley back in a Trojan uniform next fall.



Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: November 23, 2011 8:18 pm
 

Report: Luck will enter 2012 NFL draft

It will be good for Luck to sit behind Manning. He will learn from one of the greatest of all time. He may be like aaron rodgers, if he sits behind manning like rogers sat behind favre. 



Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2011 7:18 pm
 

Report: Luck will enter 2012 NFL draft

If I was Andrew Luck, I would tell the Indianapolis Colts NOT to draft me. I wouldn't be going into the NFL draft, just to spend my first year or two years sitting on the bench. Also, another reason I wouldn't go to the Colts, that roster needs to be overhauled. That is really a bad team. Not just first pick in the draft bad, but so bad that they will be the second team to ever go 0-16. I wouldn't want any part of that situation.
Polian has done a very poor job in constructing this team.
And if Luck was still drafted by the Colts, he could and might actually, not sign with them and re-enter the draft next year.



Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: November 23, 2011 6:35 pm
 

Report: Luck will enter 2012 NFL draft

Good choice Luck.  Luck is smart enough to go back and finish his college degree.  He may not win the Heisman either but the #1 pick in the 2012 draft awaits him.  I'm fairly certain, Indy is licking their chops right about now. 



Since: Jun 9, 2010
Posted on: November 23, 2011 4:52 pm
 

Report: Luck will enter 2012 NFL draft

then why is this even a story?  if he's for sure coming to the NFL, not playing at Stanford next year, and can easily finish up his degree(s) in the off season or whenever, then what does it really even matter?

Furthermore, why wouldn't he come out last year, get paid, have a career in the NFL, then go back and finish up? They don't need to be mutually exclusive...as you've just illustrated.

Right?  maybe i still don't get it.


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