Assessing the NFL's Most Likely "Suck for Luck" Candidates

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Assessing the NFL's Most Likely
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It cannot be protested that in the 2012 NFL draft, Andrew Luck is the one percent. Why else would he have so many writers fawning and powdering their cheeks in preparation for the new era of professional quarterback play? Luck has even spawned enough hype that certain media members have deemed that the peasantry of the NFL is engaging in some type of illicit blueprint called “Suck For Luck."

Get rid of the inappropriate imagery invoked by the mantra, and it is pretty obvious what “Suck For Luck” means. Lose on purpose, “throw” games, suck—however you want to say it, this may or may not be an actual thing, given the talent and endless promulgation of Luck’s obvious skill. His decision to stay an extra season at Stanford has only increased his public legend, with one-handed receptions and meticulous passing ability putting a thin coating of glitter and sparkles all over every Stanford highlight.

Luck will be the undisputed top NFL pick this April, just as he would have been last year. So the question is no longer “Who’s No. 1?”; it’s “Who’s going to get Luck(y!)."

Who will Suck For Luck? A ranking of the nine teams who have the best chance to get Luck at what is essentially the halfway point of the NFL season:

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