Thursday, March 8, 2012
McShay and Mel mock the Colts
By Paul Kuharsky
Lost in a day that was busy thanks to Peyton Manning were new mock drafts from Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr .
Here’s the first of four team by team reviews.
1) Indianapolis Colts
The picks: McShay and Kiper both take Stanford QB Andrew Luck
McShay: “It's never easy to say goodbye to a legend like Peyton Manning -- a Super Bowl winner and the face of the franchise since his first day in training camp -- but using the No. 1 overall pick on a once-in-a-generation prospect like Luck is an opportunity the Colts can't pass up. Luck's NFL-ready skill set and demeanor sets Indianapolis up for another decade-plus with one of the best quarterbacks in the league. “
Kiper: “No change here, even with the change to the future of Peyton Manning. Luck was going to land with the Colts; it was only a matter of whether he'd be serving an apprenticeship. I'm interested to see if he gets a deal done well before the draft so he can dive into the playbook. You know the scouting report. Arm strength, talent, size, smarts, leadership, intangibles -- it's all there. Luck is currently working hard out in Palo Alto to further refine his talents.”
Kuharsky: It’s a mere formality.