BY JED HUGHES
In April, Andrew Luck became the 76th NFL player drafted with the 1st overall pick. Twelve times in 15 seasons, a quarterback has been selected.
Expectations are extremely high for top draft picks. Eli Manning met high expectations when he first became a Giant following his #1 selection and subsequent trade from the Chargers to Big Blue. The same is true for Mark Sanchez, for whom the Jets traded up and picked #5 overall in the 2009 draft. After all, teams invest significant time—as well as millions of dollars—in them. This holds true for the Indianapolis Colts and their new stud quarterback.
In his first season as a redshirt freshman, Luck led Stanford to its first winning season and its first bowl game in seven years. He followed up that successful campaign with his best college season in 2010, when he led the Cardinals to the program’s highest single season win total (12) and won the Orange Bowl. His four-touchdown MVP effort brought Stanford its first...