Andrew Luck is a star. He was born to be a star and he was bred to be a star. Ever since he was a junior at Stanford, he’s been touted the next big star in the NFL. No, he didn’t win a Heisman like Robert Griffin III did. No, he never won a National Championship like Cam Newton did. But ask any NFL scout, GM or head coach, and they’ll tell you if they had to do the 2012 draft over, they all would have done exactly what the Indianapolis Colts did and take Luck over RG3.
And if Luck hadn’t turned down the draft to return for his junior season, he almost certainly would have been taken by the Carolina Panthers 1st overall instead of Newton.
I’m not here to open up the Luck vs. RG3 argument (which is no longer an argument) so if that’s what you’re here for, you can stop reading. Last season during Luck's rookie year, he was overshadowed by RG3 and the shiny new read option.
Now in his second year, Luck looks to be separating himself from the rest of his young quarterback class.