Kawakami: Signs point to Andrew Luck leaving Stanford for NFL after this year By Tim Kawakami San Jose Mercury News columnist http://www.mercurynews.com/sports/ci_16632181?nclick_check=1 The sun is shining on Andrew Luck and Stanford these days: He's 21, the Cardinal is 9-1 with a shot at the Rose Bowl, and the Big Game is Saturday. Can it get any better or brighter than that? Everything is in front of Stanford's greatest quarterback since John Elway, and possibly its biggest winner since Jim Plunkett. Everything's there, including a leap to the very top of the NFL draft, if Luck decides to leave the Farm after two years as Stanford's starter. Just ask his coach. Is Luck ready for the NFL? "I believe so," Jim Harbaugh said this week. "I believe he is. He's physically mature, he's mentally mature. He's got a rare talent.