Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star provides some good information from Andrew Luck's pro day. Most significantly, Chappell says that a day after they were part of the Colts contingent at Robert Griffin III’s pro day at Baylor, GM Ryan Grigson and coach Chuck Pagano were not in Palo Alto, Calif. The Colts' representatives at Andrew Luck's pro day workout were QB coach Clyde Christensen and scout Matt Terpening. Most folks here in Indy aren't putting too much stock into this. However, former Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy has said that RGIII would make the better pro prospect because he's similar to Aaron Rodgers in his arm strength, accuracy on the run, and ability to put pressure on NFL Defenses by getting outside the pocket with his superior running ability.
Merrill Hodge of Sports Center has said that he has devoted 120 hours of game-tape watching to both signal callers. Based strictly on game film, Hoge called Griffin a superior prospect in terms of accuracy, arm strength, and touch. Hoge gave Luck the edge only as a decision maker because Luck played in a pro-style college offense. Hoge emphasized that Griffin’s accuracy, particularly on perimeter and downfield throws, is significantly better than Luck’s. "This to me, you have to have. In college you have to display you have accuracy. His accuracy outside the numbers — short, intermediate, vertical — I was blown away," Hoge said. "I could not believe the accuracy. He was better than Luck." Hoge was also "blown away" by Griffin’s arm strength and velocity. "Luck is good, however [the football] didn’t come out like RG3."
After watching RGIII's Pro day, you couldn't help but notice that RGIII had a very quick release (like Romo) and his throws were very accurate (like A. Rodgers) as were his touch on the ball when warranted. When Luck had his Pro Day the next day, his release looked much slower and all of his throws had less zip on the ball. None of this may mean anything at this point but don't be surprised if RGIII is better than both Cam Newton and Andrew Luck. In any event, our NFC East Division rivals...the Foreskins....will still be sitting pretty with whomever is available at Pick #2 in this year's draft.
Food for thought....just imagine having to face (and chase) both RGIII and Michael Vick twice per year and again if we face one of them in the playoffs. Jerrah/JG and our Scouting Director had better be thinking about how best to improve our overall Defensive team speed in this and future NFL Drafts and Free Agency signings. For the Boys' sake, I for one, am hoping that Indy does draft RGIII. And, as a NFL fan, I wouldn't mind watching him play (taping the game:)) here in Indy on Sundays.