Washington QB Jake Locker, The Draft Study

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Jake Locker attended Ferndale High School and led them to back-to-back state 3A State Title games. As “The News Tribune” words it:

A near-upset of Bellevue in the 2004 Class 3A football state finals. The magical undefeated senior season that claimed the school’s first championship. A 37-4 record in three years as quarterback. And 95-mph fastballs.

We’ve got another multi-sport athlete on our hands. Let’s keep reading about his senior season:
The Mustangs’ high-powered passing attack was no match for Ferndale. Locker ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 106 yards and two more scores. The Golden Eagles’ 47-12 win capped a 14-0 season.

 

And why did he go to Washington?

He turned down offers from Southern California, Tennessee, Michigan and others and announced in late July 2005 that he would attend UW. He would join a Huskies team that had fallen on hard times and was, perhaps unfairly, called the program’s “savior.”
Sounds like to me, that he valued the people and the community. That’s the same reason he stayed for his senior season but we’ll get to that later.

Here’s a link to that article. It’s a good read and very in-depth. It also mentions that he was first a DB.

Seattle Times points out:

…as a senior, his team won the Class 3A state title and Locker had a 27-to-3 touchdown-to-interception ratio, 24 rushing touchdowns and was recognized as a first-team Parade All-American.

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  • http://www.blackandteal.com The Linebacker

    He looks to have great arm strength. 4:43 of the SR highlight real. He bootlegs to his non-throwing arm and is able to his his receiver in stride with no problem. Highlight reels aren’t gonna show his poor accuracy.

    • jagtagonist

      Man
      I didn’t even think to look for lowlights. I guess I was too hurried to catch up.
      I’m on my phone but if you happen to find any please post them

      • http://www.blackandteal.com The Linebacker

        My bad, I didn’t mean to imply your report was lacking. I just meant to say highlight reels are a bit misleading. I found this online though.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-hYc2e3H_A

        Locker vs. Nebraska — his first throw looks to be a bad INT.

        • jagtagonist

          i didn’t take it negatively

          i just thought it would’ve been good in there

  • http://www.blackandteal.com The Linebacker

    OK, not as much Locker as I’d like in that video. Mainly a highlight reel of the game. But I did come away with a few things. Locker needs to improve his decision making. At one point he scrambled out of the pocket only to slip and fall and would have taken a sack had it been the NFL, he should have just thrown it away. The INT in the beginning was bad. He threw another INT later in the video, where the CB jumped either an inside post or curl route.

    • jagtagonist

      he does stuff like that that reminds me of Jake Plummer

      it makes you wonder what he’s like with above avg wr’s

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