Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin both have great arms and can make all the throws on the field. But Luck playing in a pro-style offensive like seen in the NFL can put the zip on his passes while throwing downfield or across his body.
Both of these quarterbacks are extremely intelligent and can make the right calls. They are can both be considered the smartest quarterbacks to come into the draft since Peyton Manning. Remember I said smartest! Griffin has completed 72.4 percent of his passes with only 6 interceptions and Luck has completed 70 percent of his passes with 9 interceptions. Luck will graduate a year ahead of his expected graduation date and Griffin has already graduated with a degree in Political Science (Honors: Magna Cum Laude) and is currently studying for a Masters in Communications. Even though Griffin plays in more of a spread offense and the coordinators upstairs is reading the defense, Griffin still has the intelligence and the football smarts to match Luck in the NFL.
Robert Griffin is being compared to Michael Vick but with accuracy while Andrew Luck is being compared to Peyton Manning but with speed. Griffin as a member of Baylor track team has finished first in the 400-meter hurdles at both the Big 12 conference Championship and the NCAA Midwest Regional Championship meet; he also broke the NCAA Midwest Regional 400-meter hurdle record.
Both Luck and Griffin have the leadership that you look at in a quarterback. Luck is more vocal than Griffin only because he plays in a Pro-Style offense and is the one changing the plays at the line of scrimmage. Luck leadership and desire to help Stanford win sets him apart from other college quarterbacks.
Overall Overall there is a reason that Andrew Luck was expected to be the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s draft. Most college quarterbacks lack the football knowledge you need to be successful in the NFL. Luck is a smart quarterback who can change a game and is a highly accurate passer. I would say that I would pick the 2011 Robert Griffin over the 2010 Cam Newton. Cam Newton is a great player, but cannot match the speed and accuracy of Griffin. Both Luck and Griffin are everything you look for in a franchise quarterback. I feel that the only downfall with Robert Griffin is that he plays in a spread offense. Since Luck plays in a pro-style offense you can say that Luck is better. However, it’s also safe to say anything Andrew Luck can do Robert Griffin III can do if given the opportunity.
(Note that Some NFL scouts have Griffin over Luck)