The Facts: GM Chris Ballard held his pre-draft press conference on Friday, but one of the leading topics of conversation had to do with the team’s top pick in the 2012 draft. It’s hard to avoid talking about Luck‘s right shoulder injury under any circumstances because so much of the Colts’ fortunes are tied to Luck’s health. Ballard said that Luck still has not progressed to throwing a regulation football, but that the exercises he is doing are similar to what he’d be doing if he had gotten to that point.
Diehards Line:Ballard also stressed that Luck is not pressing to get back in the same way he did before missing all of last season and that the team is confident in his return to action. He further illustrated that by pointing to the trade with the Jets that moved the Colts from No. 3 to No. 6 in the first round and saying he thinks that shows they are “very confident” about the quarterback’s progress. That's great news, but until Luck is throwing without restriction nobody should feel too confident. We'll continue watching for more.