Andrew Luck: Colts Win Puts These Five Teams in Contention for QB
If all goes as expected, the Colts will not have the first overall pick in the NFL draft.
Quarterback Andrew Luck from Stanford, the consensus first overall pick, may not be wearing a Colts uniform when all is said and done.
If the Colts don't get the first overall pick, here are five teams that could end up with Andrew Luck.
Why the St. Louis Rams Are NOT on This List
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Most likely, it will be the St. Louis Rams picking first overall in April's NFL entry draft, but they will not select Andrew Luck.
The Rams have committed millions upon millions of dollars to their own franchise quarterback, Sam Bradford.
If anything, St. Louis would benefit most from trading down and nabbing a top-of-the-line receiver like Justin Blackmon or Alshon Jeffery to continue the rebuilding effort.
A few of the upcoming situations involve teams trading up for this pick and I am intimating that they are trading up with the Rams.
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This one's a bit iffy, but it's worth reviewing nonetheless.
If the Rams and Colts both happen to win another game and the Vikings lose both their remaining games (not a far-fetched possibility), Minnesota would end up with the No. 1 pick.
I'm not sure they'd supplant Christian Ponder after just one year and admit that they wasted a first-rounder in 2011, but Luck is a once-in-a-generation prospect who would turn this franchise around.
The Vikings could pull this off, but I'm just not feeling it.
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It's safe to say that the Blaine Gabbert experiment was a horrible failure and that, with a new coaching staff coming in, it's time for a new quarterback to build this offense around.
Andrew Luck would benefit from a solid running game and he'd have a nice safety valve with Marcedes Lewis in his rookie season—Jacksonville would be justified in sending a few picks to the Rams for No. 1 overall.
I don't think Jacksonville is that far off and the addition of Luck would make this, at the least, a .500 ballclub in 2012.
New owner Shahid Khan needs a face of the franchise, and Stanford quarterback Luck could be the guy.
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Matt Moore has done an admirable job filling a band-aid role at quarterback for the Miami Dolphins and I applaud his efforts in 2011, but that's about it.
The Dolphins can't make the mistake that their division counterpart Bills made, committing long-term to a band-aid quarterback.
With a new coaching regime about to begin, the Dolphins need a new rookie quarterback to take the reins here—trading up a few slots may be in order for the 'Fins.
Andrew Luck filled John Elway's shoes at Stanford—there's no reason to think he can't be the first Dolphins quarterback to fill Dan Marino's shoes since No. 13 hung up the cleats.
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After watching the Redskins bludgeon the New York Giants in a critical game for the Big Blue, any NFL fan can see that the Redskins are just a quarterback (and maybe a possession receiver) away from contending.
Mike Shanahan is one of the best coaches at grooming top quarterback prospects into elite NFL players.
I'm sure the Redskins would love to move up in the draft and take this highly touted signal-caller.
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This one makes the most sense because the Cleveland Browns have two first-round draft selections to trade up with and the team has a developing need at quarterback.
Mike Holmgren is running out of patience with Colt McCoy, who is a good quarterback but isn't AFC North material.
Trading up to draft Andrew Luck with the first pick would be a splash and would re-energize the city of Cleveland about their football team.
The Indianapolis Colts win on Thursday Night Football most likely opened the door for the Cleveland Browns to draft Andrew Luck.