Jake Locker Scouting Report

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Jake Locker Scouting Report

Position: QB
Conference: Pac12
School: Washington Huskies
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #10
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 230 lbs.
Drafted 1.8 in 2011 by TEN

2011 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.59
Vertical jump35.0
Broad jump10'0
Three-cone drill6.77
20-yard shuttle4.12

2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Jake Locker, QB, Washington

Jake Locker was thrown into the fire as a freshman and performed admirably well all things considered. He only completed 47.3 percent of his passes and threw more interceptions than touchdowns, but he made plays with his legs and showed the potential of what was to come. Locker's 2008 campaign was cut short after he broke his thumb four games into the season. Locker had a great year in 2009 passing for 2,800 yards and 21 touchdowns. More importantly, he threw just 11 interceptions and continued to make plays with his feet.

Locker is a good athlete who can make pass rushers miss due to his quick feet and decent pocket presence. He can make the short and intermediate passes with ease, but does not have great arm strength. Locker certainly has benefited from returning to school and spending more time in a traditional offense.

He could have gone pro early and been drafted in the first round last year, so NFL teams should know that his extra year in college can only be a good thing. Locker may have to battle it out with Andrew Luck for the top quarterback spot in the draft…if Luck goes pro early. Where Locker will surpass Luck is during the workouts, but that may not be enough to be the top quarterback in this class, but Locker will likely be a top ten selection.

2/3 Update: The Senior Bowl rarely gives a quarterback an opportunity to improve his draft stock, but it can certainly make a signal caller's stock drop quite quickly. Neither of those happened to Locker. He did relatively well during the week's practices and even started to play quite well in the Senior Bowl itself before falling off. Now things will move to the NFL Combine to see if Locker can move up in the first round or fall to the second.

Last Updated Feb-03-2011 by Joel Welser

18 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 1st Round

Top ten pick next year. Maybe the Bills?

Posted by:
damiangonzales93 02/03/10 06:22 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

Very surprised he stayed in school. It was the right decision because he has tremendous potential but he needs some more polish before he heads to the NFL. Great size, great arm, great running ability. The next year in a pro-style offense should make him an elite quarterback and assure himself of a number 1 overall selection

Posted by:
irishdriver77 01/24/10 01:33 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

I am a huge Dawg fan an I am very excited he decided to stay, I totally agree that it was the best decision to stay but for someone to say that he could end up like a skinny Jamarkus Russel is trash, you obviously dont know anything about Jake Locker, He is built and as tough as a linebacker, and punishes defenses with his hitting power, also his scouting report up at the top i believe needs to be reevaluated 4.59 40 speed is 100 percent incorrect, " good but not great" check your stats, Locker runs a 4.3 40 and that has been confirmed by far the fastest as well as the QUICKEST (which are two differant things) QB in the country and one of the fastest 40 times in the nation, lightning bolt on the corners and very hard to tackle.no one can predict how a player will be in the future which has been proven under the likes of Geno Torretta, Heath Shuler, Tim Couch, so on and so forth, but keeping in mind that Jake doesnt suffer a horrible injury i guarantee he will be the first QB taken if not the first pick in the 2011 NFL draft.

Posted by:
mikewilkie77 01/05/10 06:39 PM
Prediction: 2nd Round

I'm a Dawg Fan but I think the expectations are way too high for Locker. He has all the measurables size, speed, etc. but he doesn't throw a catchable ball. His completion percentage is low and a lot of his incompletes the wr's can't even get there hands on. He constantly overthrows deep balls . My other concern is that he's fast but not elusive and as a result he takes too many hard hits.

Posted by:
tecmo_bo 12/10/09 10:23 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

reminds me alot of jay cutler

Posted by:
wayneh92 12/09/09 12:47 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Wow, I'm a Locker fan and didn't know he was so highly thought of until I surfed the net and looked at mock drafts. Most of those mock drafts were prior to the UW-Cal game. Well, he certainly put an entire game together against Cal (12/07) and I heard a lot of pro scouts were in the stadium. Really polished. Great decisions, great passes, great reads, great touch, fabulous use of running ability. The Huskies smashed Cal at home. If that were his regular performance, I'd say, "heck yes, you've gotta go now." At the same time, I really think he benefits from a second full season under head coach, Steve Sarkisian, a former great qb at BYU and a great qb coach, because that Cal game wasn't his usual at all, it was surprising even to Locker fans like me.

Posted by:
bob-d2 12/08/09 02:07 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

I dont think Locker should come out right now. If he does he should sit like Aaron Rodgers did. He should stay so steve sarkisian can work on his accrucy and mechanics. but, JAke Locker is a good leader and has great athletic ablility with a big arm If Jake Locker comes out now he will be a bust. but if he stays in college for one more year he will be good.

Posted by:
seahawks875 12/03/09 11:06 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

should not be the first QB off the boards come April. If for no other reason, he needs work and most of the teams battling it out for the first overall pick need a QB now. Bradford would have been the poster boy front runner had he not injured his shoulder twice this season, which made way for ND Jimmy Clausen to step up and become the true #1 QB prospect come April if he declares. (which he should) Locker has a potential career ahead of him, but could bottom out like a skinny JaMarcus Russel if he gets thrown in to things to quickly

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chicagor636 11/28/09 03:05 PM
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