Sunday, February 23, 2014
Luck would be third fastest QB this year
By Mike Wells
INDIANAPOLIS -- The year of the running quarterbacks was the 2012 draft class which featured Indianapolis' Andrew Luck, Washington's Robert Griffin III and Seattle's Russell Wilson.
RG III roasted the other quarterbacks by running 4.41 in the 40. He was followed by Wilson with a time of 4.54. Luck, whose speed is overlooked, was fourth behind LSU's Jordan Jefferson in the 40 that year with a time of 4.66.
RG III has rushed for 1,304 yards in his NFL career. Wilson has rushed for 1,028 yards and Luck has ran for 632 yards.
"There is nothing more difficult for a defensive coach to deal with than that element of the scrambling quarterback that can create after the regular play starts and then begins again," Seattle coach Pete Carroll told reporters during the combine.
The quarterbacks in this year's draft class ran the 40-yard dash over the weekend at the scouting combine.
Here were the top runners:
Logan Thomas (Virginia Tech) 4.61
Stephen Morris (Miami-FL) 4.63
Connor Shaw (South Carolina) 4.66
Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M) 4.68
Derek Carr (Fresno State) 4.69
Luck would have been tied for the third fastest time at the combine this year.
Brandon Kelsey from Midwestern State ran the fast time last year at 4.52.