We’ve seen Jake Locker in the top-10, the middle of the first round and on the outside looking in at the top-32 picks, making him one of the more intriguing prospects. Locker’s draft stock appears to have settled somewhere in the No. 10 to No. 25 range, giving us a broad array of potential landing sports come draft day. Depending on which 2011 NFL mock draft you believe, Locker is either rising or staying stagnant, though trades are rarely factored into the projections and could throw everything off on Thursday.
On Monday, we saw Locker show up in the top-10, heading to the Washington Redskins in the latest round of 2011 NFL mock drafts. But there’s hardly a consensus and CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco sees Locker as the No. 12 pick, taken by the Minnesota Vikings. It’s a story we’ve seen before, and allows us to narrow down the teams Locker could be a great fit for.
Jake Locker, QB, Washington: This might seem high, but this kid was considered a possible first overall pick at one point.
At this point in the process, Locker at No. 12 doesn’t seem to high and is a projection we’ve seen multiple times. The Vikings, like the Redskins, need a quarterback. Brett Favre is gone and the other options are less than enticing. Locker would have a capable running back in Adrian Peterson and could use his athleticism as a weapon outside the pocket in Minnesota. Like the Redskins, it seems like a good fit for his skill-set and Minnesota could be a place Locker succeeds.
For the latest on Locker and his draft stock, stay tuned to this StoryStream. Locker will find out where he’ll be headed on Thursday, April 28 as the first round gets underway in New York City.