With the college football season nearing an end, and draft preparations beginning, SB Nation’s Mocking The Draft took a look at the top-200 2011 NFL Draft prospects. Taking a look at the top-200, players from the state of Washington are few and far between, headlined by Washington quarterback Jake Locker. Two Huskies are in the top-100, but that’s about where it ends for the state.
Locker, floated as the No. 1 overall pick ahead of the 2010 NFL Draft, has seen his stock fall after returning to Washington for his senior season. Playing behind a patchwork line, Locker has been plagued by injuries and inconsistency, going from a darling NFL prospect to an afterthought in the span of six months. Mocking The Draft has Locker as the No. 39 prospect in the 2011 NFL Draft, putting him squarely into the second round.
Mason Foster, a mainstay at linebacker for the Washington Huskies, also makes an appearance in the top-100. The 6-foot-2, 240 pound linebacker has been a consistent presence in the Washington front-seven and checks in at No. 60 on the prospect list. That ranking would put him on the bubble between the second and third rounds.
Last, but not least, Eastern Washington defensive tackle Renard Williams rounds out the top-200. At No. 198, Williams is the only player from Eastern Washington to make the list of top prospects. The Eagles have quickly become a powerhouse in the FCS, advancing all the way to the FCS Championship Game, to be play on Jan. 7 in Frisco, Texas.
Keep in mind these rankings are preliminary and could change in the months ahead of the 2011 NFL Draft. With the senior bowl, individual workouts and NFL Combine upcoming, players will be hard at work in an effort to better their status ahead of the draft.