Jim Harbaugh + San Francisco 49ers = Andrew Luck in 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft

January 8, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Jim Harbaugh agreed to a five-year, $25 million contract to become the next head coach for the San Francisco.  What does he inherit at the quarterback position? A former No. 1 pick in Alex Smith and a former Heisman trophy winner in Troy Smith.  In other words, nothing.  The NFL is a quarterback-driven league, and the 49ers have the 7th pick in this year's quarterback heavy draft.  Unfortunately, the quarterback they (and everyone else in need of a quarterback) wanted decided NOT to submit his name for the NFL Draft. I guess the 49ers "luck" isn't that good, or is it?
The Recruitment Plan
It seems unlikely that Andrew Luck could be convinced to enter the draft, as Harbaugh must have told him his intentions prior to Luck's decision.  One might say that Jim has successfully recruited Andrew once before, what is to stop him now?  The NFL draft that's who, and more specifically the Carolina Panthers, who hold the No. 1 pick in this year's dra...

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