Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/12/12

Andrew Luck will walk in Stanford's commencement ceremony on Saturday to receiver his degree in architectural design. Despite league rules that kept the No. 1 overall pick away from the Colts until classes were completed last weekend, he's already looking like a pro in Indianapolis.

"The kid," said wide receiver Austin Collie, "has got it."

Luck, a two-time Heisman Trophy runner-up, said he has a long way to go to be comfortable in an NFL offense. But college teammate Coby Fleener, the Colts' second-round pick and likely starting tight end, said Luck acting like a masterful veteran in Tuesday's workout. He changed plays at the line, recognized shifts in the defense and had only one incomplete pass in 11-on-11 drills.

"I've managed to learn the playbook a little bit," Luck said.

The Colts underwent dramatic offseason changes from the top down. They'll enter the 2012 season as long shots with a first-year coach (Chuck Pagano), general manager (Ryan Grigson) and quarterback trying to escape the wide shadow of Peyton Manning and the glory years of a franchise that hosted the Super Bowl in February.

Luck said he ignores the hype about his ability. And he'll tune out the pundits pegging the Colts to be bottom-feeders in the AFC South again.

"I have somewhat high expectations for myself," he said.

Those expectations are shared by Pagano. He said Luck had zero mental errors and praised his focus and drive.

"The guy is off the charts in terms of football IQ," Pagano said. "He hasn't missed a beat."

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