Jake Locker - Washington (HT: 6-2¼ - WT: 228) Combine 40: N/A - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 4 of 20
Positives: Strong arm, can make all of the throws, routinely hits receivers on deep outs, really gets good velocity on his passes when he plants and throws... Arm strength allows him to fit throws into small windows... Does a good job leading his receivers and hitting them in stride... Has perfected his mechanics since coming to Washington, very quick release, doesn't have any wasted motion... Great footwork, gets adequate depth in his drop steps and has very quick feet to elude pressure... Throws a tight spiral, his passes appear easy to catch... Amazing leadership skills, lights up the room when he's present, is the type of guy who will put the team on his shoulders... Good scrambling ability, active feet...Tough competitor... Great athlete, was drafted in the tenth round of the 2009 MLB Draft... Does a great job keeping his eyes downfield when scrambling out of the pocket and squares his shoulders when he throws... Special player when he gets out of the pocket, at his best on designed roll-outs... Plays under Steve Sarkisian who is known as one of the top quarterback coaches in college football... Plays in a pro-style offense, should have an easy transition to the NFL... Statistics aren't really indicative of his NFL potential.
Negatives: Tends to throw short passes as hard as he can which leads to the ball sailing on him... Hasn't put up great passing statistics, completion percentage is surprisingly low for a player of his ability... Has a tendency to force throws which has led to a number of interceptions... Has a problem reading blitz packages and coverage at the line of scrimmage... Has not won much at a position where winning is tied to the quarterback, a career record of 16-25 when starting for the Huskies... Not a consistent performer... Had some atrocious performances as a senior (See: Nebraska, Stanford, UCLA)... Very disappointing year, will have to be flawless in postseason workouts and interviews to climb back into the top ten range.
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