After only two weeks of the NFL season, the mantra “Suck for Luck” has already become reality for some NFL teams.
Here is a look at Luck and the other 2012 NFL Draft prospects in the Stanford vs Arizona game.
#12 Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
-Just misses touch pass.
-Hits receiver in stride on 3rd down, was his 2nd read.
-Progresses through reads, steps up avoiding pressure, hits 3rd option.
-Fits ball into tight window.
-Misses on fade route.
-Poor goal-line decision, throwing to covered man – leads to near interception.
-Luck might have anticipated a rub on his receiver’s man, but it didn’t happen.
-Avoids pressure, keeping eyes down-field.
-Good decision pulling ball down and gaining five.
-Feels pressure, hits hot receiver.
-Effortless runner – chews up yardage quickly.
-Three reads again, slides in pocket and hits fourth option.
-Taking what the defense gives him.
-Still the #1 prospect by far.
#52 David DeCastro, OG, Stanford
-Stones DT on pass-rush.
-Gets some push after initial stalemate.
-Turns his man, walling him off from the ball-carrier.
-Under control on his pull, finds his man early and delivers the block.
-Another good pull, takes perfect angle at his assignment.
-One quarter in, looks like one of the better moving guards in NCAA football.
-Blasts off the ball on short yardage – getting under the defender.
-Lost balance, loses control of defender.
-Broken record here, but DeCastro is a fantastic pull blocker.
-Looked lost on screen pass, came back couple plays later with a devastating down-block.
-Misses block on tunnel screen, kills the play.
-Mirrors defenders well in pass-protection.
-Played his way into the Top 100 prospects.
#81 Chris Owusu, WR, Stanford
-Fade route, got some separation, ball overthrown.
-Nice run after catch, breaking a tackle and making a guy miss.
-Shoulder problem after kickoff return.
-Adjusts route seeing blitz.
-Drops a tough catch in end-zone.
#82 Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford
-Doesn’t get enough of man on block.
-Fantastic route and contested catch. Crossed the corner with ease.
-Dinged up on last catch.
#5 Nick Foles, QB, Arizona
-Hit underneath receiver on first read.
-Missed blocking assignment leads to sack.
-First two reads covered, checks down leading to 4th down.
-Good play-fake and drops a perfect ball in for big gain.
-Takes a big hit, fitting ball in between three defenders.
-Evades sack, turns it into a short gain.
-Handles high snap with ease.
-Takes easy 5-yarder on 3rd and 7.
-Hits Criner on easy post route.
-Showing good accuracy – 16 for 16 start.
-Stared down receiver, still completed the pass.
-Lot of quick 1-read passes.
-Good touch putting ball in between corner and safety, froze corner with a look underneath.
-Puts ball on outside of Criner, leading him away from defender and to the TD.
-Wastes a few seconds in 2-minute drill.
-First incompletion comes on tough pass from far side of field over defender.
-Back-shoulder throw wasn’t in sync with WR.
-Fumbles ball (untouched), needs to throw it away.
-Fantastic touch on deep ball to Criner.
-Really good play considering Arizona has little to no running game.
-Took five total sacks, more on offensive line than him.
#82 Juron Criner, WR, Arizona
-Coming off appendectomy.
-Runs decent post, making easy catch.
-Good vision after catch on WR screen, picks up first down.
-Fantastic body control and awareness finding the hole in the zone, makes TD catch.
-Nearly made 1-handed TD catch from 40+ yards, but was interfered with.
-Kept hands down until late, good technique.
-Recovering his Top 50 prospect status after a tough off-season.