Derrick Locke scouting report

Derrick Locke RB Kentucky
Ht: 5’9″

Wt: 190

Strengths:
Explosive runner who is a threat to score whenever the ball is in his hands. Has a great burst and gets up to full speed quickly. Small and shifty; tough player to contain once he’s in the open field. Dangerous receiver out of the backfield; a difficult assignment for linebackers because of his speed and explosiveness. Experienced on kick returns.
Weaknesses:
Serious injury concerns. Suffered torn MCL and ACL in knee in 2008. Missed time with shoulder and elbow injuries in 2010. Suffered a broken arm in 2010. Undersized; doesn’t have the ability to be a feature back. Not much of a blocker.
Comments:
Due to his size and injury history Locke probably isn’t the next Chris Johnson, but his explosive running style reminds me of the Titans running back. He’s the type of player that can impact a play just by being on the field, because the defense has to be aware of him at all times. He could be a valuable piece of the puzzle for a team looking to add a new dimension to their running game.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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