Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, according to sources, would be the first pick of the NFL draft by the Carolina Panthers if he were to declare for it. As reported on SportsFullCircle’s Twitter earlier, however, Luck will not be entering.
Because he wants to stay with the Stanford Cardinal football program in addition to pursuing a degree in architecural design at one of the most prestigious universities in the nation, the sophomore will be staying put.
Many may find this to be a shocking decision. Last year, Washington quarterback Jake Locker was an early projection to be the first quarterback off the board, but he did not declare for the 2010 Draft, and his stock fell.
With a lockout threatening, it is possible that Luck would not have faced action in his first season as a pro, which may have possibly factored into his decision.