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NFL Draft 2011 - April 28-30, Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY NFL Draft from SI.comNFL Draft from SI.comSI.comNFL Draft from SI.com
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
PLAYERS
Jake Locker
Round 1, Pick 8
Position: QB
Class:  5Sr
School: Washington
Conference: Pac-10
HT: 6-2.5
WT: 231
40 Time: 4.50
Biography: Four-year starter who finished with 55.4%/2265/17/8 through the air and 114/385/6 rushing last season. Junior passing numbers included 58.4%/2800/21/11..

Positives: "Athletic passer that's had an up-and-down career in college. Patient in the pocket, stands strong against the rush and remains poised. Nimble, quick-footed and easily gets outside the tackle box to make the throw on the move. Loses nothing throwing on the run and will pull the ball down then run with it rather than toss passes into coverage. Accurate throwing on the move. Sells ball fakes, buys time for receivers, and effective running with the ball. Possesses a big arm, zips the short-to-intermediate routes and can drive the deep ball. Gets passes through tight spots and puts velocity on his throws. Flashes the ability to nicely place throws where only his receivers can make the reception. Plays with toughness."

Negatives: "Has a high release point, does not consistently throw the ball with proper footwork and erratic at times. Will stare down the primary target. Occasionally makes dangerous passes throwing across his body. Has a history of durability issues."

Analysis: "Locker was a highly rated prospect after his junior season but decided to bypass the NFL for one more year on the college field. He enters the 2011 draft with a slightly lower grade and is still considered more of an athlete than quarterback by most. After struggling at the Senior Bowl, Locker started to put the pieces together during his combine workout and looks like he's headed in the right direction. Locker will still need a lot of work before he's ready to step under center on every-down basis but his athleticism and ability to throw on the move will help Locker get on the field during red zone situations early in his career."

Projection: 1-2
Robert Beck/SI
2010 Passing Statistics
Pass Att Pass Comp Pass Comp Pct Pass Yds Pass Int Pass TD
332 184 55.0 2265 9 17
2010 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average Per Rush Touchdowns
385 114 3.4 6
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