Luck impresses coach, players at first minicamp

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Indianapolis Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck reportedly received rave reviews after his first minicamp Friday.

Luck, who was the No. 1 overall pick in last week's NFL Draft, was called "unflappable" by new coach Chuck Pagano, according to the Indianapolis Star.

"He's a natural leader," Pagano said after the rookies-only practice.

Third-round pick T.Y. Hilton, a wide receiver, said he was nervous, but Luck "settled me down."

Second-round pick Coby Fleener, who was teammates with Luck at Stanford, was impressed how quickly the quarterback had picked up the NFL playbook.

"(He was calling plays) with like 30 words in them," said the tight end. "He's the same Andrew. He's as brilliant as ever."

Luck said he didn't get "melodramatic" about his first pro practice.

"It's nice to get back and practice football," he said.
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