In next year's 2012 NFL Draft, it's likely that the Indianapolis Colts will have the number one overall pick. It's also a foregone conclusion amongst many NFL and college football experts that Stanford QB Andrew Luck will go No. 1 overall.
Boise State QB Kellen Moore makes a strong case why he should be the number one overall pick, not Andrew Luck.
Throughout Kellen Moore's career he has completed 69.7 percent of his passes. Andrew Luck has completed 65.6 percent. Both are very accurate, especially in the red zone.
One thing that distinguishes Moore as more accurate is that he has done it his whole career. Moore has had a completion percentage of 65 percent or more each year he has played. Luck, in his first year as a starter, completed just 56.3 percent of his passes.
Both are very accurate, but Moore was ultimately more accurate and was accurate for longer stretches of time than Luck. And in the NFL, accuracy is everything.
Many say Moore played in both the WAC and MWC and that it's easy to win that many games in such weak conferences. Well say what you will, winning 50 games in any conference is not easy. Moore has the intangibles for winning at the college level.
That mindset of always winning will transfer over well to the NFL.
Undoubtedly the No. 1 overall pick will be the Indianapolis Colts. Peyton Manning will eventually heal and be back on the playing field. This is a perfect situation for Kellen Moore.
Andrew Luck is a player who needs to play once drafted and cannot wait. At the moment, the Indianapolis Colts are still Manning's team. Moore would be able to step in as a back-up to Manning and pick his brain. So when the time comes for Manning to retire, Moore would be the perfect fit.
We all know what happened when Aaron Rodgers sat behind Brett Favre for a couple of years. The same can happen with Kellen Moore as well.
One aspect that is overlooked in college football today is the film study these quarterbacks do. Moore is one of the hardest working quarterbacks in the nation at studying film.
To have that kind of attitude and get to sit behind Peyton Manning, a true legend of studying film, and Kellen Moore will be as great as any quarterback in the NFL.
In his four years at Boise State, Moore has won 50 games (FBS record), thrown for 14,374 yards and 140 touchdowns. His career completion percentage is 69.7 percent.
Moore is 2-1 in bowl games and in 2009 when Boise State played TCU in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Moore went 23-for-39 with 211 yards, in a win.
In 2010, Moore finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting and in 2011 he finished eighth.
Moore has had four years to compile stats and experience that would translate into being the No. 1 overall pick next year.
Unlike Andrew Luck, Moore does not have sensational speed. Moore is not able to escape the pocket quickly and run over somebody like Luck can. That's why Moore is a more suitable pocket passer. Not to say Luck isn't, it just suits Moore's game.
Moore has the ability to stay in the pocket while the blitz is coming and make a pass that is on target. Moore is one of the most accurate passers in college football and it's amazing that almost all of his passes are from inside the pocket.
This translates well to the NFL. To be a successful quarterback, you have to have the ability to throw well within the pocket. Though guys like Tim Tebow have broken that mold, pocket passing ability is still key.
Especially in the Indianapolis Colts offense, there are not many roll-outs or bootlegs for the quarterback. This sets up well for Moore.
When you put Kellen Moore and Andrew Luck side by side, the attributes which each possess are the same. But when you look at what transfers over to the NFL and in this case the Indianapolis Colts, Moore seems to be the better draft pick.
Nothing against Andrew Luck because he will be a successful NFL QB, but when you look at Kellen Moore and the intangibles, stats, and attitude that he has, Moore is the clear choice.
This Boise State QB needs to get some serious consideration for the No. 1 overall pick.