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  • Prospect of the Day: Jake Locker

    So I got this idea of starting a thread to discuss one prospect per day. If we actually go through with this, we could discuss more prospects than can actually be drafted, so it could be a great way to get to know the lesser known prospects that eventually start to appear.

    I know that this is the reason why there are other threads for individual players and whatnot, but I just want a thread where there can be a constant stream of valuable opinions and information about players.

    Also, I think it's a great way so that people who aren't really that great at finding and analyzing lesser known prospects (like me!) can get to know through others who are really good at this (like Shane or ThePudge or countless others!)

    Anyone can suggest a player to discuss that day, and we all learn about him and help others learn things about him too.

    I dunno, I just felt it would be a good addition to the boards. So I guess we can start with the Top Players for 2011 list that Scott put up on the site and begin with Jake Locker.




    QB Jake Locker, Washington
    6'3 - 226 lbs. - Senior




    Highlights!







    Who likes him? Dislikes him? Who does he compare to? Positives? Negatives? Discuss away!

    Props to clover_jeez!

  • #2
    Very good idea, but I can't say nothing about him because I don't know much except he can scramble alot and he is good on NCAA 11

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    • #3
      First of all, I think this is a very good idea. Prospect of the Day could be informative without conversation over one player getting too out of hand. It also forces guys like myself to get some work done this time of the year which is helpful later on.

      So, my 2010 scouting report for the touted 2011 prospect.

      Jake Locker - Washington
      Quarterback #2 - Overall #2
      6032e 231e - 4.54e


      Though thought of as a potential top pick in 2010, Locker surprised many when he decided to stay at school for another year of tutelage under coach Steve Sarkisian. Big, athletic passer is comfortable under center and is a true dual-threat with the ability to make big plays with his feet or his arm.

      Once a top recruit from the Pacific Northwest, Locker finally began to flourish in his junior year with the help of his new coach. Thought of originally as a physical talent, he showed a remarkable amount of poise, moxie, and intelligence adjusting to a new system with somewhat inferior talent. In 2011 it will be interesting to see Locker’s impact on his team’s record; despite a shaky supporting cast, a Bowl appearance shouldn’t be out of reach for the Huskies led by this game-changer.

      Pros
      + Strong, athletic build
      + Fast, agile inside and out of the pocket, bides time with his legs
      + Keeps his eyes downfield with tremendous field vision in/out of the pocket
      + Throws extremely well on the move rolling to both his left and right
      + Accurate passer, able to put the ball on receivers' back shoulder downfield
      + Strong arm, can make any NFL throw
      + Throws with varying velocity, displaying soft touch when necessary
      + Has done well to win some tough games despite an inferior cast
      + Showed a lot of courage in the pocket later on in the season
      + Smart, displayed a lot of intelligence & recognition skills moving into the new offense
      + Good intangibles, a leader willing to put his team on his back
      + Can be a real threat to pick up first downs/big yards with his feet
      + Great throwing mechanics, keeps ball above his waist and has a short, compact delivery
      + Deep ball has good placement and rarely hangs
      + Has shown he can take the physical punishment that comes with his job

      Cons
      - May occasionally leave the pocket too soon relying on his feet
      - Struggled in a few blowout losses (Oregon State, Oregon, Stanford)
      - Will be too patient at times relying on his feet instead of looking for the quick option
      - Still a bit raw as a drop-back passer, made a good decision to come back
      - Small injury history, thumb injury caused him to miss significant time in 2008
      - Three multi-interception games in 2009, needs to protect the ball a bit better
      - Needs to find ways to win despite a very shaky cast around him, Quarterbacks of this quality should be able to compete in bowl games (considering more than half of the BCS teams do)



      *** Obviously my scouting report at the end of the season will look more comprehensive with considerably more notes (and adjustments where necessary.)
      Last edited by ThePudge; 07-17-2010, 11:55 AM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ThePudge View Post
        Cons
        - May occasionally leave the pocket too soon relying on his feet
        - Struggled in a few blowout losses (Oregon State, Oregon, Stanford)
        - Will be too patient at times relying on his feet instead of looking for the quick option
        - Still a bit raw as a drop-back passer, made a good decision to come back
        - Small injury history, thumb injury caused him to miss significant time in 2008
        - Three multi-interception games in 2009, needs to protect the ball a bit better
        - Needs to find ways to win despite a very shaky cast around him, Quarterbacks of this quality should be able to compete in bowl games (considering more than half of the BCS teams do)
        most of these just say, in other words, "he's on a ****** team"
        Last edited by Brent; 07-16-2010, 12:39 PM.

        Pick the Winners Champion 2008 | 2011

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ThePudge View Post
          First of all, I think this is a very good idea. Prospect of the Day could be informative without conversation over one player getting too out of hand. It also forces guys like myself to get some work done this time of the year which is helpful later on.

          So, my 2010 scouting report for the touted 2011 prospect.

          Jake Locker - Washington
          Quarterback #2 - Overall #2
          6032e 231e - 4.54e


          Though thought of as a potential top pick in 2010, Locker surprised many when he decided to stay at school for another year of tutelage under coach Steve Sarkisian. Big, athletic passer is comfortable under center and is a true dual-threat with the ability to make big plays with his feet or his arm.

          Once a top recruit from the Pacific Northwest, Locker finally began to flourish in his junior year with the help of his new coach. Thought of originally as a physical talent, he showed a remarkable amount of poise, moxie, and intelligence adjusting to a new system with somewhat inferior talent. In 2011 it will be interesting to see Lockerís impact on his teamís record; despite a shaky supporting cast, a Bowl appearance shouldnít be out of reach for the Huskies led by this game-changer.

          Pros
          + Strong, athletic build
          + Fast, agile inside and out of the pocket, bides time with his legs
          + Keeps his eyes downfield with tremendous field vision in/out of the pocket
          + Throws extremely well on the move rolling to both his left and right
          + Accurate passer, able to put the ball on receivers' back shoulder downfield
          + Strong arm, can make any NFL throw
          + Throws with varying velocity, displaying soft touch when necessary
          + Has done well to win some tough games despite an inferior cast
          + Showed a lot of courage in the pocket later on in the season
          + Smart, displayed a lot of intelligence & recognition skills moving into the new offense
          + Good intangibles, a leader willing to put his team on his back
          + Can be a real threat to pick up first downs/big yards with his feet
          + Deep ball has good placement and rarely hangs
          + Has shown he can take the physical punishment that comes with his job

          Cons
          - May occasionally leave the pocket too soon relying on his feet
          - Struggled in a few blowout losses (Oregon State, Oregon, Stanford)
          - Will be too patient at times relying on his feet instead of looking for the quick option
          - Still a bit raw as a drop-back passer, made a good decision to come back
          - Small injury history, thumb injury caused him to miss significant time in 2008
          - Three multi-interception games in 2009, needs to protect the ball a bit better
          - Needs to find ways to win despite a very shaky cast around him, Quarterbacks of this quality should be able to compete in bowl games (considering more than half of the BCS teams do)



          *** Obviously my scouting report at the end of the season will look more comprehensive with considerably more notes (and adjustments where necessary.)
          Well, there pudge goes again...haha

          Great writeup, as always

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          • #6
            Best QB of the class. Phenominal talent. So far beyond what Bradford was last year in terms of talent and potential.

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            • #7
              I've heard people comparing him to Steve Young. Is the comparison legit? Can he really be that good?
              Last edited by Mr. Goosemahn; 07-16-2010, 03:02 PM.

              Props to clover_jeez!

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              • #8
                Incredible idea.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Brent View Post
                  most of these just say, in other words, "he's on a ****** team"
                  Only one is. The other two are deficiencies as a QB.
                  **** her in da *****!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by wonderbredd24 View Post
                    Best QB of the class. Phenominal talent. So far beyond what Bradford was last year in terms of talent and potential.
                    As far as an athlete Bradford doesn't compare to Locker but in terms of bring a quarterback, Bradford is ahead of Locker. Bradford is a terrific passer and is pinpoint accurate. Locker has work to do in that department.


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by wonderbredd24 View Post
                      Best QB of the class.


                      You rang?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Sniper View Post


                        You rang?
                        sorry ryan, you must have confused best qb with biggest arm


                        Saints 2014 draft wish list:
                        - No pass rusher till the fourth round (or preferably at all)
                        - Corner or Wideout in the first
                        - No reaching
                        - No Kelvin Benjamin

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                        • #13
                          You may want to stick the prospects name into the thread title though, or these are going to pile up....and just numbering or dating won't help if you're looking for a specific one to read. Just tips.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by BeerBaron View Post
                            You may want to stick the prospects name into the thread title though, or these are going to pile up....and just numbering or dating won't help if you're looking for a specific one to read. Just tips.
                            Good idea. Going to have to figure this one out, can't have 200+ threads. Or would it be okay?

                            Props to clover_jeez!

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                            • #15
                              create a subfolder in here where we kick in the prospects of the day older than 3 days?


                              Saints 2014 draft wish list:
                              - No pass rusher till the fourth round (or preferably at all)
                              - Corner or Wideout in the first
                              - No reaching
                              - No Kelvin Benjamin

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