Andrew Luck - Stanford (11-1)
6-4 235 lbs.
|Will Luck be the new face off the|
No doubt, the undisputed #1 overall prospect in this draft. He has all of the tools plus the accolades and intangibles you would want to see from a player of his caliber. The only things missing from his already impressing resume are a Heisman Trophy and a national championship. The latter seems less likely now after losing to Oregon, but his case for the Heisman is a strong one. The likely destination for Luck as of now looks to be to the Indianapolis Colts (0-10). But with a player like Peyton Manning on the roster, the move doesn't seem like a no-brainer like it would for other teams. The possibility for the Colts to pass on Luck is definently there. But with a prospect like Luck on the board, I don't see how any team can pass on him besides Green Bay. I look for him to be the first pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
261-373 70% Comp. Rate 3,170Yards 35 TDs 9 Ints
Matt Barkley - USC (10-2)
6-3 220 lbs.
|Can Matt make a late push for the|
(Update - Barkley has decided to forgo the 2012 NFL Draft and return to USC for his senior season.)
308-446 69% Comp. Rate 3,528 Yards 39 TDs 7 Ints
Robert Griffin III - Baylor (8-3)
6-2 220 lbs.
|Will RG3 be the next Michael Vick?|
Probably the most intriguing prospect in the 2012 NFL Draft, Griffin is a dynamic playmaker who has massive potential to be a special player in the NFL. One characteristic that will make NFL scouts drool over him is his deep ball accuracy. He has an incredible arm an can place the ball right where the receiver needs it to be. He also has excellent touch on screen plays to RBs. When given time in the pocket, he has showed that he can be a very effective passer and can pick a team apart. He feels pressure very well and knows when to use his legs to extend plays. One test that he will have to pass at the NFL level is learning how to decipher complex NFL coverages and adjust to running a full time pro style offense. I feel that he won't have a problem with either and will be a real sleeper in this upcoming draft. Look for him to within the top ten picks in the first round.
252-347 73% Comp. Rate 3,678 Yards 34 TDs 5 Ints
Landry Jones - Oklahoma (9-2)
6-4 230 lbs.
|Can Jones regain his draft stock?|
Coming into the 2011 campaign, experts had Landry Jones as the #2 Quarterback prospect behind Andrew Luck. Now after losing to Baylor last weekend, many have dropped Jones lower on their draft boards due to lack luster play. Jones didn't look good and on top of that, was pulled in goal line situations for Blake Bell who was used as a short yardage back and scored 4 rushing TDs. Jones has potential to become a solid NFL QB. He has the prototypical NFL frame and strong arm. One thing that hurts his draft stock alot is the offensive system that he runs in Oklahoma. He runs a stand up spread system that counts on strong pass blocking to succeed. He rarely takes dropbacks longer than 5 steps and is shown by his below average footwork. Jones is a smart QB, but takes alot of risks and stuggles with inconsistency sometimes. One game he can look like an average QB, but the next game, he can come out and look like a #1 overall pick. Very hard prospect to project at the next level, but I look for Landry to land on a team that already has a solid QB so he can sit for a few years an polish his skills. Late 1st round pick.
312-487 64% Comp. Rate 4,052 28 TDs 12 Ints