Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com Senior Analyst, says that University of Washington quarterback Jake Locker is the Pac-10’s No. 1 senior prospect for next year’s NFL draft. Rang effusively praises Locker, comparing him to one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.
1. QB Jake Locker, Washington, 6-3, 230, 4.53 Locker’s size/speed/arm strength combination has garnered comparisons to John Elway. He likely would have been an early first-round selection in last April’s draft despite the fact that he’s never led the Huskies to a bowl game or earned anything more than honorable mention all-conference honors. Locker’s exceptional talent was obvious in high school and, as such, he was recruited by every major program in the country. With little talent around him in Seattle, it wasn’t until last season that he finally began making strides as a pro-style passer. Locker led the Pac-10 with 3,188 yards of total offense, but if he is to remain the top quarterback prospect for the 2011 draft, he’ll need to make more sizable gains in Year Two under Steve Sarkisian.
Locker was the only Husky to make the list.
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