Written by TheGreatMisdirect
I'm interested in seeing just what people think about the two primary QB prospects in the upcoming draft, Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.
Obviously, Colts fans have pretty much already determined that we'll draft Luck, and I would agree with that, but I wanted to see what other people thought about the two and which one they would choose if they were the Colts' GM.
They're both obviously immensely talented. Luck is considered the more pro-ready of the two, since he ran a pro offense at Stanford, while RG3 is considered more of the athletic freak, who can throw the long bomb and outrun defenders to the end zone, if he needs to.
So which one would you choose and why?
I did a total on this question from all the fan sites. I found that every time this question has been asked, Colts fans voted on average 95% to 5% in favor of Luck.
The reason is...
He is the better quarterback, and has consistently been called the best prospect since Elway for two years. It would be stupid to take anybody else. That's not an offense to RGIII, we just can't take ANYBODY else with Luck available. All 32 teams would pick Luck over RGIII if given the choice...even the Redskins. He's just better.
Luck. Both are very talented. Luck has demonstrated excellence over a longer timeframe. I think Luck may hold up better to NFL pounding.
RG3. He's a more accurate passer. Where people have gotten this idea that Luck is better at throwing the ball is beyond me? RG3 has a more accurate arm, especially out of the pocket--and yes, NFL quarterbacks typically have to throw out of the pocket. They're both great QB's, but RG3 looks a little better to me, and he has more upside being that he's been a 4 sport athlete most of his life. While he's played other sports, Luck's been a pro QB his whole live.
All I have to say is we better draft Luck !!! If the Colts pull a fast one and draft RG3 first I'll curl up in the fetal position on draft day and shit myself repeatedly. It would be a nightmare IMO, the only reason you let Manning walk is because you are going to draft Andrew Luck. I'll go on record as saying I'd prefer we draft Luck and be wrong, over passing on him only to regret it for the next 15 years. That would be unbearable and only magnifying the perfect storm of the Manning decision.
I want Luck. He's proven himself in more than one year of college football. He's a passer first and a runner second. I know everyone is agog with Griffin's talents, but I would rather have a QB who's an accomplished pass with the ability to run, then a great runner who can also throw the ball. Just ask yourself if you compared a young Peyton Manning with Griffin, who would you have taken? Luck is a thinking man's QB plus a great athlete. He's the guy.
Luck. Every day of the week, and twice on Sunday.
Read the reports of their respective Pro days. I have no doubt that RG3 is an amazing athlete but his rise up the draft boards has been much more heavily engineered. Luck makes it look natural. That ease is the thing you can't coach.
RG3 may be a very successful quarterback but his success will depend much more on most breaks going his way. Luck will make his own breaks.
RG3!!!!!!! Luck might've played that Pro style Offense but that can always b learned with practice and a lil time but the athleticism that RG3 has can't b taught either u have it or you don't and don't take me wrong. Luck is 1 hell of a athlete but RG3 is just a better 1
@bjones419 Ask Sam Bradford how easy it is, there are many QBs who can not make the transition. Also this athletic thing is up in the air to me, to have a guy with Lucks size moving as fast as he does or jumping as high or fast as he does takes a ton of athleticism. Faster I will give RG3 but I do not think I can call him more athletic at this time.
@paulcareyjr @bjones419 I agree. Luck's size and strength should also help against injuries, not to mention his pocket awareness. The way RG3 runs seems to very 'lanky' and looks like he could have serious issues with injuries when he gets tackled awkwardly. His pocket awareness is also not as good, which doesn't help either.
@bjones419 How have all of the other "more athletic" QBs panned out in winning the Super Bowl? Oh yeah, they haven't. I'll take a smarter, better thrower.
Luck might be a better athlete, than all past SB winners, but I don't know them all. But he is definitely better, than Eli, Rodgers, Roethlisberger, Manning, Brees, Brady...
Anyway, a QB doesn't have to run like a CB. No use. Luck >>> Griffin