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Expected to be the top player drafted overall, Luck is seen as a franchise quarterback who will almost certainly be selected by the Indianapolis Colts. Considered one of the best college prospects in years, the Stanford star has the intelligence, physical abilities and intangibles that are considered necessities to develop into a star at his position in the NFL. Luck posted a 162.8 QB rating in his three seasons with the Cardinal, and passed for 3,517 yards with 37 touchdowns - tied for fourth in the nation - and 10 interceptions in 2011. He threw for 82 scores and just 22 INTs in college, guiding Stanford to a 31-7 record. Developed in part under the tutelage of former Cardinal and current San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, Luck shows the advanced ability to read defenses and quickly run through multiple reads. He has a quick release, strong arm and compact throwing motion, and his low interception total speaks to his accuracy. A competitive natural leader, Luck's jarring hit on USC's Shareece Wright as the cornerback was running back a Stanford fumble Oct. 9, 2010, helped preserve the Cardinal's 37-35 victory. Luck makes few mistakes and works constantly to improve. Tall and strong, he has the size to take a hit and is not afraid to stand in the pocket and make a throw with pass rushers bearing down on him. While lacking the exceptional athleticism of Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, Luck is a deceptively mobile QB who rushed for 957 yards in his college career, and he can make throws and accurate reads while on the run. The scouting combine only confirmed his standing as the top player available in the draft. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.67 seconds - fourth among quarterbacks - and finished first in the broad jump (10 feet, 4 inches), third in the three-cone drill (6.80 seconds) and fifth in the 20-yard shuttle (4.28) at his position. He earned an overall grade of 97.0 on a scale with a maximum of 100. Luck has no clear weaknesses and could be a once-in-a-generation talent, and he'll likely start right away for the team that selects him.