Another list, another round of praise for Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. Pro Football Focus did a Foundation Draft where “32 players were selected to build a franchise around.” Luck was taken with the No. 2 overall pick.
Luck was taken with the No. 1 overall pick in the real-life NFL Draft in 2012. Since then, he has lived up to the personal hype that surrounded him, although the Colts as a team have not. However, despite the lack of a Super Bowl appearance and back-to-back playoff-less seasons by the Colts, Luck still gets respect.
As a rookie in 2012, Luck turned the Colts around from a 2-14 record to an 11-5 record and a playoff berth. The Colts would match their 11-5 record the next two years and advance a round in the playoffs each time.
The 27-year-old Luck is only entering his sixth year and likely has not yet hit his peak. He has already accrued several records and accolades, including being picked for four Pro Bowls. He even led the league in passing (40) and total touchdowns (43) in 2014.
With the Colts making the hire of general manager Chris Ballard this offseason, the team already looks much better than the one built around Luck the last few years. Young, budding talent is on the rise, and within the next few years, the Colts could find themselves in the Super Bowl again.
Check out PFF’s entire Foundation Draft below.