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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Jake Locker - Tennessee Titans

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JAKE LOCKER: Washington, 6022 231 4.59. Three-year starter who is a dynamic playmaker. Possesses all the tools and athletic ability to succeed on the next level. Broke his thumb in game four against Stanford in 2008 which slowed his progress. Played in 2009 with a group of young receivers who dropped several passes early in the year but proved to be talented skill players by season’s end. Returned to the Huskies in 2010 to continue his development under quarterback guru and head coach Steve Sarkisian. Fundamentally, Locker is an ascending player who can throw from the pocket or on the move from a variety of deliveries. Classic compact release. Holds ball cheek level and is quick on his release. Plays in both a spread offense where he takes shotgun snaps and a pro style where he accepts the ball from under center. His arm is strong enough to throw deep and all the sideline passes. He can zip the tough deep comeback route. Has the innate ability to speed up his delivery under a heavy rush and gets the ball out of his hand quickly and on time. Can hit a moving target in stride on vertical patterns down the field. Particularly dangerous on play action, bootlegs, and waggle plays because of his movement skills. Rare foot quickness to make plays on the move. Accurate on sprint passes to his left. Squares his shoulders and throws between the numbers. Steps up into the pocket on drop back passes. Steps into his throws. Strong enough to throw off his back foot with deep accuracy. Has gone through a new offensive line and receivers. Struggled with consistency not always due to his making. Talented if accuracy, footwork, and decision making continue to improve. Explosive burst upfield when he pulls the ball down if receivers are covered, or when he runs the quarterback draw. In 2009 he led the PAC-10 in total offense averaging 265.7 yards per game, including 2800 yards passing. He threw for 21 touchdowns and had 11 interceptions. Has good decision making skills, poise, and leadership qualities. 2010 stats: 2265 passing yds, 55.4%, 17 TDs, 9 INTs, 385 yds rushing. Ball velocity 54 mph. OSR:2/18. First/second round. (A-32, H-9 7/8, SS-4.12, VJ-35).