Originally Posted by WVRed
I could see Luck pulling an Eli Manning for one reason:
His dad is Oliver Luck, a former NFL QB and current WVU Athletic Director. I wouldn't be surprised to see him get involved at some point similar to Archie Manning and try to influence where his son ends up.
Carson didn't have the family support of somebody who knows the NFL. Andrew does and I think it will be an impact.
Since the USFL folded there has been one player that has refused to sign with a team. I could be wrong here but I would say that there is about a 1% chance that Luck would refuse to sign with the team that drafted him. That was Eli Manning who had an ego the size of NY because of his dad and his brother. And if the Bengals would be so lucky to have Luck refuse to sign and get the better QB the way the Chargers got I would be happy. For all the hoopla that Eli brought around he he has been a league average QB while Rivers had become a top 5 QB.
FWIW I don't see the Bengals getting the #1 pick. The schedule is so bad they will win some games. Heck I was even somewhat impressed with the way they finished the 1st half when everything went against them from the get go.