Many Buffalo Bills fans have been hoping all year long that the team would wind up with the first overall pick in this upcoming April’s National Football League Draft to pick Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck
However, not only can Bills fans can forget about Luck everyone in the NFL can forget about it.
According to Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, Luck’s current plan is to stay in school for his senior year. King cited Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh who stated he thinks that he won’t go pro due to him being big on academics.
However, Luck’s decision would be foolish as of the 11 starters on offense seven of them are seniors or fifth year seniors. Three of them are offensive lineman. That means the offense will have some issues next year in communication, and that can lead to disaster sometimes.
The defense has four starters leaving in two defensive lineman and two linebackers. The thing is all these stats are based on solely on starters that are fifth year seniors, a player that was red shirted as a freshman, or a senior that is in the last year of his eligibility.
That means that any starter that is inn his junior year of college, which is three years removed from high school, can enter the Draft. All 22 of Stanford’s starters are juniors or high in college, which means that it is possible that all 22 starters could enter the draft.
In the end, if Luck stays in school and more than half the starters leave on offense and defense Luck will lose a lot of money come the 2012 NFL Draft.