BIO: Former defensive lineman who moved to the offensive side of the ball as a junior and proceeded to start the next two seasons. All-ACC choice as a senior after starting the first eight games at right tackle, the next two at guard and even playing one contest at left tackle.
POSITIVES: Big, thick athletic lineman that's shown tremendous progress the past two seasons. Seals opponents from the play with good body positioning, strong and works hard. Adequate foot quickness in pass protection, blocks with nice lean and jolts opponents at the point. Removes linebackers from the play on the second level. Quietly had an outstanding week at the Senior Bowl, completely destroying some of the top defensive lineman the game had to offer.
NEGATIVES: Not quick or explosive off the snap into blocks. Stiff and not a natural knee-bender or leverage blocker.
ANALYSIS: Considering he's only played the position for two seasons, Locklear has done an outstanding job not only showing dominance but versatility as well. Must learn to bend his knees but has solid size/strength numbers and a good upside for the next level.