In many ways, the three-cone drill is looked at as a way to measure athleticism at the NFL Combine. Players show off acceleration, change of direction and the ability to get up to speed quickly while rounding the cones. Though it’s less important for quarterbacks, it’s a great way to check out the agility of some of the top athletes at the combine.
On Sunday, Jake Locker shined in the three-cone drill, edging Tyrod Taylor and putting up the fastest time by a quarterback this year. Locker had already run a sub-4.6 40 and a top broad jump measurement, but it was the three-cone drill where he came through in a big way. In it, he put a fair amount of distance between himself and Cam Newton, beating out the other top quarterback prospects with ease.
Here’s the full results from the drill.
Jake Locker 6.77
Tyrod Taylor 6.78
Ryan Colburn 6.84
Blaine Gabbert 6.84
Joshua Portis 6.84
Scott Tolzien 6.84
Colin Kaepernick 6.85
Christian Ponder 6.85
Jeff Van Camp 6.87
Cam Newton 6.92
Locker drew praise for his efforts at the combine, both in the agility drills and the throwing session. Overall, it appears his stock is on the way up after a solid performance in Indianapolis with every NFL team keeping a keen eye on him. With the workouts over, it’s back to work in California for Locker as he prepares for Washington’s Pro Day.
For more results, check out the rest of our NFL Combine StoryStream.