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Andrew Luck | Indianapolis Colts | QB

2012 Experience: Rookie

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Fantasy Football Outlook: Born and raised to be a fan of the PAC-12 (now days) I’ve watched my share of Andrew Luck games. While I’m sick and tired of hearing about how he doesn’t have an “elite” arm, it’s understandable why draftniks bring it up.

Truth is, Luck just doesn’t have many holes in his game, and I believe in the end he will be the Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady of his era, in the sense of his ability to dissect defenses in presnap situations.

As the great Matt Waldman pointed out this offseason, Luck still struggles in certain situations,  in zone coverages. Again we are talking about a college quarterback, and if memory serves me correctly, Manning used to have a horrible time against the Patriots with these types of coverages, but he finally figured it out.

Give The Man Credit

While I find Colts Owner Jim Irsay to be a babbling idiot on twitter, I give him credit for at least putting a staff together that is smart enough to build the draft around Luck, right away.

Keeping Reggie Wayne may have been a shock to many, but it was a great move for Luck as he will have a pronounced route runner who can get separation from a defender it tight spaces.

What really brought a smile to my face was when they selected Luck’s former teammate, tight end Coby Fleener in the second round. These two have great chemistry, and Fleener will be an instant impact Joker tight end, moving around and creating miss-match opportunities.

Then they selected inline tight end Dwayne Allen, and he was the second highest ranked tight end on many draftniks boards.

Throw in burner T.Y. Hilton and upside development project LaVon Brazill (love this kid) and you have a nice receiving core, to grow with.

Oh, and let us not forget about Austin Collie another moveable piece that will play some outside and slot.

It’s going to be a long year for Luck and the Colts, but they are pointed in the right direction. I like Luck over Robert Griffin III, in dynasty drafts, because I’m concerned about Griffin’s ability to read presnap blitzes and if he can withstand punishment at the next level. Both will be great in the future, but forgive me for giving the nod to a PAC-12 player, and a Jim Harbaugh product.

Passing Stats Rushing Stats
Yards TD INT Yards TD
2012 Projected Stats 3,622 22 15 232 3
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2012 Fantasy Football Outlook

Born and raised to be a fan of the PAC-12 (now days) I’ve watched my share of Andrew Luck games. While I’m sick and tired of hearing about how he doesn’t have an “elite” arm, it’s understandable why draftniks bring it up.

Truth is, Luck just doesn’t have many holes in his game, and I believe in the end he will be the Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady of his era, in the sense of his ability to dissect defenses in presnap situations.

As the great Matt Waldman pointed out this offseason, Luck still struggles in certain situations, in zone coverages. Again we are talking about a college quarterback, and if memory serves me correctly, Manning used to have a horrible time against the Patriots with these types of coverages, but he finally figured it out.

Give The Man Credit

While I find Colts Owner Jim Irsay to be a babbling idiot on twitter, I give him credit for at least putting a staff together that is smart enough to build the draft around Luck, right away.

Keeping Reggie Wayne may have been a shock to many, but it was a great move for Luck as he will have a pronounced route runner who can get separation from a defender it tight spaces.

What really brought a smile to my face was when they selected Luck’s former teammate, tight end Coby Fleener in the second round. These two have great chemistry, and Fleener will be an instant impact Joker tight end, moving around and creating miss-match opportunities.

Then they selected inline tight end Dwayne Allen, and he was the second highest ranked tight end on many draftniks boards.

Throw in burner T.Y. Hilton and upside development project LaVon Brazill (love this kid) and you have a nice receiving core, to grow with.

Oh, and let us not forget about Austin Collie another moveable piece that will play some outside and slot.

It’s going to be a long year for Luck and the Colts, but they are pointed in the right direction. I like Luck over Robert Griffin III, in dynasty drafts, because I’m concerned about Griffin’s ability to read presnap blitzes and if he can withstand punishment at the next level. Both will be great in the future, but forgive me for giving the nod to a PAC-12 player, and a Jim Harbaugh product.

Passing Stats Rushing Stats
Yards TD INT Yards TD
2012 Projected Stats 3,622 22 15 232 3

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