Originally posted by LionHeartofGold:
Originally posted by a24hrdad:
Mark this down, "Luck's status will drop this season". New HC, new OC new offense. That plus how many sure fire #1 QB's that decided to stay in college kept that spot the next year?
I think we have a good chance to draft him next season. If we draft him or not, I think depends on the QB play this season.
Luck is not going to fall unless he pulls a Jake Locker and demonstrates new inaccuracies in throwing the ball and poor mechanics. Also, no one else has the NFL measureables. He may not make as much money as #1 overall, but will be #1 overall without a doubt, especially if the first slotted team to make a pick needs a QB. Sorry
Matt Lienart anyone? Everyone said the same thing about him too. He decided to stay and he even still played well his senior season but his draft stock fell. Now lets look at Luck, he is in a much worse situation than Leinart was. Luck has a new coaching staff all around and will have to learn a new offense. Luck is still a kid and a developing QB. Stanford is also not the perennial powerhouse that is USC.
If Harbaugh stayed at Stanford I would say there was a CHANCE he could still be the top QB next year. The problem is like every year, too many people are blinded by the previous season.
Name me one college QB Junior who was the sure fire #1 pick who stayed for his Senior year and still came out #1. And I'm not talking about one of the top QB's, I mean QB's in whom there was no discussion about that he would be the top pick, clear and away considered a "sure thing" the previous year. Leinart, Brian Brohm? The draft is all about who is hot at the moment and given the changes Luck will have to endure he has a better chance of winning the Lotto.
[ Edited by a24hrdad on May 6, 2011 at 04:56:47 ]