Longtime NFL assistant coach Tom Moore says his former team, the Colts, should draft Stanford QB Andrew Luck with the first overall pick April 26 and “never look back.”
That’s one of the tidbits from a Q&A written by NFC Sports reporter Michele Tafoya and posted on the Pro Football Talk website Tuesday evening.
“This kid (Luck) is the first pick in the first round and there’s no question about it. I would draft him and I would never look back,” Moore said.
Moore spent three weeks tutoring Luck in preparation for the NFL Scouting Combine in February. He did so at the request of Luck’s father, former Oilers QB Oliver Luck, who is now the athletic director at West Virginia University.
Moore, who worked closely with Peyton Manning for most of his tenure in Indianapolis, spent 3-4 hours per day with Andrew Luck reviewing protections, coverages, blitz recognition and more, according to Tafoya.
With some observers suggesting the Colts might still be considering Baylor QB Robert Griffin III as an alternative to Luck, Tafoya asked Moore what Luck has going for him that others don’t.
“Number one, he’s very intelligent,” Moore said. “He’s extremely intelligent. Second, he’s from a football family. In the classroom, he has the things you’re looking for. He has recall. You go over something on Monday, and on Friday, when you put in the tapes, he has instant recall. If I was still coaching, I’d love to have him because he can do the things I like to do: audibles at the line of scrimmage; no-huddle. He has a great awareness of what’s happening.”