We can never have that Friday back, but what I can do it give you this, the long awaited launch of this year’s series of Draft prospect videos.
I’m hoping to pound out one a week between now and the Draft itself and double up a few weeks assuming that another piece of the puzzle falls where I expect it to.
I’ll explain THAT piece of confusion another time though. For now, please take this first video as my effort to make up for being plague-ridden last Friday.
There will be a new Draftwatch this week, so keep an eye out for that Thursday or Friday.
I’m starting these videos with some name guys you’ll know and giving you my take on them. After that, I’ll be stretching into some of the lesser known players who should be on your radar.
I’ll be trying to get over to the defensive side of the ball this year, as well as offensive line but due to the fact that network cameras don’t focus on those players very much, I don’t know how much I’ll be able to do. I have a few ideas and we’ll see if we can pull it off.
For now, here’s the very first 2012 NFL Draft Spotlight with the guy who is currently the assumed number one overall pick: Andrew Luck.
Enjoy and I’ll be back after the video!
I like Luck a ton and there honestly isn’t much to pick apart here. He makes a few bad decisions to be sure, but I’d rather have an overconfident quarterback than a guy who is too afraid to throw, such as Brady Quinn.
Luck is going to struggle with the Colts (let’s assume they take him because, can you screw that up? Don’t answer that). However he will eventually emerge as their leader on the field and in the clubhouse and will help bring that franchise back from the black hole it fell into.
He might even be a better fit for that franchise now than Manning has been. There, I said it.
Luck is as close a ‘can’t miss’ prospect as you will see anytime soon.
That said, while he is the safer pick, Robert Griffin III has more upside. How much? Well, that’s a question to answer next week.