Who remembers the last time we had a quarterback from Stanford and a running back from Georgia? Didn't we win a pair of Superbowls?
I don't have anything against Tim Tebow, aside from the fact that I just don't think he is really that good. I also don't think he fits what the Denver Broncos (and their fans) are used to doing.
Andrew Luck gives us a franchise quarterback (who can even take some time to develop behind Orton if need be) and a whole heck of a lot of excitement. The guy is a consensus future-star, not a fool's project. It ends all of the Tebow controversy, and shores up the future of what actually appears to be a very strong offense.
We'd have young receivers in Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker, as well as Eddie Royal and Knowshon Moreno. The team could then use a solid tight end, but the Broncos offensive line is actually pretty stout as well. The team has the best left tackle in football.
With Andrew Luck, the Broncos offense immediately becomes one of the favorable, young units in the league. Sure it might need some tweaking, but the team would have all of the necessary pieces for future success in place.
The downside is we have to neglect our defense in the first round of the draft. That's why Mike Nolan, a guy who can make any defense immediately strong, would be my pick for head coach.
Also the chance to work with Luck could pull Mularkey away from Atlanta.