Jake Locker Scouting Report

Jake Locker QB Washington #10

Ht: 6’2

Wt: 229

Strengths:
Adequate height. Good build, capable of taking hits. Above average athlete for the quarterback position. Capable of making plays with his feet. Strong arm. Fundamentals are solid. Looks good throwing the ball in the pocket and also on the run.
Weaknesses:
Durability is a serious concern. Missed time in 2007 with a neck injury. Missed nearly the entire 2008 season with a broken thumb. Missed time in 2010 with broken ribs. Decision making is also a concern. Overconfident in his ability to squeeze passes into tight coverage. Reckless with the football and has shown little to no improvement in this area throughout his career. Has developed bad habits with his decision making as a result of the lack of talent around him. Accuracy is only average. Limited experience throwing the deep ball.
Comments:
Locker is a frustrating prospect because he’s shown so much potential, but has shown so little improvement. His apologists will point to the lack of talent around him, but that doesn’t excuse the fact that he only made marginal strides from his sophomore to senior year. The foundation of an elite quarterback is definitely there – the size, build, arm strength, athleticism – but he needs a lot of work on his decision making ability. In time, he could become an upper-level NFL talent, but he has plenty of work to do.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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