Projected No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Luck took to the podium Friday at the 2012 NFL combine, touching on a number of subjects including the fact that he will not throw at the combine this year, his relationship with Peyton Manning as well as his former coach Jim Harbaugh, and his plans for the rest of the combine.
The big question is how Luck would fare with Peyton Manning if both were on the Colts together. Luck was adamant that it could only be a plus if he joined on with No. 18:
"If I have the opportunity to learn from a guy like that, of course, you're going to take advantage of it."
Manning and Luck exchanged a few text messages when he was deciding on enter the draft last year, and has a rapport with him through some of his QB camps. 'He was my hero growing up," according to Luck.
Luck also touched on his former coach at Stanford Jim Harbaugh, and his time spent with the Colts as well.
"I am familiar with Captain Comeback and I know he had a great career here."
Even though he won't be throwing, he will be taking part in all the other drills, weighing in at 6-4 234 pounds. But a clean-shaven Luck showed some of off some his personality as well towards the end of the Q & A:
NFL rep says, `Final question'' for Luck. Q: Will your beard make a comeback?' Luck: `That's your last question?'— Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) February 24, 2012
Can't wait to see how he fares in the combine, though it might not affect his draft stock much.
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