Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck was the consensus number one pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. SBNation.com put him at the top of its most recent mock draft, and so did many others. Except now, there's a problem: Luck has decided to stay at Stanford for his senior season, in a stunning turn of events.
This is obviously bad news for the Carolina Panthers, who had the number one pick and were expected to select the Stanford quarterback. But it's also interesting news for the Washington Redskins, who have the 10th pick in the draft. Barring a miracle, the Redskins weren't going to select Luck, though I'm sure they would have tried. However, quarterback is one of the potential needs for the Redskins next season after the whole Mike Shanahan-Donovan McNabb spat, and now they have one less to choose from.
So what now? The next quarterbacks in the mock draft by SB Nation's Mocking the Draft are as follows:
- Cam Newton
- Blaine Gabbert
- Ryan Mallet
- Jake Locker