The opinions on Andrew Luck are near an all-time high for any college football player entering the NFL Draft. In fact, it's hard to remember a more heralded signal caller than the Stanford quarterback in a very, very long time, and it's not just one or two people who praise him so highly. As Albert Breer reports in his latest NFL.com column, a poll of several NFL execs believe the sky is the limit for Luck.
"The nitpicking will, of course, only ramp up," he writes. "Just remember that things have been pretty unanimous on this kid all along. He's Matt Ryan from the jump and could be Peyton Manning. Whichever team drafts him -- whether it's the Colts with the first pick or a team dealing up ("It'll have to be outrageous, a Herschel Walker trade," said the second executive) -- will have very little doubt in what they're getting."
Throughout Breer's article (which is always a must-read), names like Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and the like are thrown around. It's as if he's guaranteed to be the next great NFL quarterback with no risk at all of failure. Of course that's not the case, since nothing is risk-proof, but it's an interesting case for a team who could present a Herschel Walker-like bounty to the Colts to gain a potential Pro Bowler at the most important position in the game. Cue all kinds of questions for teams like the Kansas City Chiefs.