FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- If Stanford fans, or anyone else for that matter, would like an NFL scouting report on quarterback Andrew Luck, they need look no further than Stanford defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. His extensive NFL background includes time with the Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers.
Here's what Fangio had to say about Luck, whenever he decides to turn pro:
"Oh, I definitely think when the time comes, when he deems the time to come out, he's got a great future ahead of himself in the NFL. He's got good size, got good athletic ability, and then I think most importantly as a quarterback position he's got great intangibles. He's a leader. He's got great feel for the game of football. He's an accurate passer, which is extremely important.
I think he's got a great demeanor to play the quarterback position in the NFL. He doesn't get flustered. Tremendous work ethic. You know, you can go on and on and on. The guy has got what it takes to succeed at the next level in every aspect.
Whether he needs another year of college to help him prepare for that, that's a decision him and his family are going to have to make. And you can draw comparisons between himself and Peyton Manning. Peyton Manning knew he was going to be the No. 1 draft pick coming out and decided to go back to Tennessee for one more year. The guy in St. Louis, Bradford, did it and had a shoulder injury. Didn't seem to slow him down. It's a tough decision for Andrew, I'm sure, but when he does come out, I'll be shocked if he's not a very good NFL quarterback."