NFL Draft: Scout’s Notebook

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Posted Sept. 28, 2010

Stanford vs. Notre Dame

Andrew Luck

1st – 7:00 – Nice throw on rollout and under pressure

1st – 5:26 – Nice throw with touch and accuracy over LBers … good trajectory

1st – 3:42 – Good touch and accuracy … good job handling pressure … TD

1st – 2:17 – Bad accuracy … receiver had to come back to ball (CB should have INTd it) … ball should have been to thrown towards pylon where nobody else would get it …

2nd – 7:18 – Ball could have come out earlier here before WR broke route on skinny post … completion, but it the pass wasn’t as effective as it could have been

2nd – 5:05 – Nice accuracy on fade route

2nd – 1:31 – Floats ball too much on fade route … WR was easily covered … ball is tipped and INTd

A lot of routine throws for Luck … relatively easy completions, relies on accuracy and touch … not much difficulty here in his passes.

3rd – 11:02 – Very nice footwork in drop back and sets up well … unimpressive throw – doesn’t use (or have???) arm strength to fit ball into window here … ball could have come out MUCH earlier … WR has to sit and wait on it and this ball is broken up by DBs

3rd – 10:56 – Terrible decision here … rolls out to left and throws across body over middle – ball should have been INTd … throws to WR with 2 defenders covering him … doesn’t throw ball with much arm strength and serves it up … should have thrown this ball away on 3rd down in FG range

3rd – 7:32 – Nice mobility

3rd – 6:28 – Poor job reading defense … doesn’t see LBer – he tips ball … INT

4th – 12:48 – Excellent job of stepping up in pocket to create throwing lane … accurate throw when moving in pocket.

Michael Floyd

1st – 0:43 – Beautiful adjustment to ball … nice body control … strong hands


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