Luck displays rare athleticism in 40-yard dash, jumps
The Stanford QB unofficially ran a 4.59-second 40-yard dash Sunday morning, proving the Colts likely will land more than just a traditional pocket passer if they take him No. 1, as expected, in April’s draft. Luck isn’t Peyton Manning. He’s potentially somewhere between that and Cam Newton, whose measurables last year put Luck’s into proper perspective.
Luck’s unofficial 4.59 matched Newton’s official best time from 2011. Luck’s 10-foot, 4-inch broad jump was just 2 inches off Newton’s 10-6, the best of last year’s QB crop.
Finally, Luck notched a 36-inch vertical, actually besting Newton’s 35-inch jump from last year.
I knew Andrew Luck would be compared to Peyton Manning, but Cam Newton? Is Luck the perfect combination of athleticism and pocket passer? Or is the bar being set so high it will be impossible to clear? Either way, it's a whole truckload of hype.