Washington QB Jake Locker, The Draft Study

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Locker was as known for his scrambling as he was for his passing during his time at the University of Washington. Seattle Times again fills us in:

Locker will make what might be the most anticipated debut in Washington history Friday when he starts in the Huskies’ opener at Syracuse. Locker, listed as a sophomore by UW, is a redshirt freshman by NCAA eligibility standards.

I gotta admit, at this point it’s getting ridiculous. A very talented QB makes his debut and he is almost expected to “save” them as a redshirt freshman. In this game, Locker went 14/19, 142 yards, 0 TD and 0 INT. Running the ball, however, was an even more successfull endeavor for Locker having 10 carries for 83 yards and 2 TDs. That gets the fans going. Locker started with a 42-14 win over Syracuse that day. The rest of his career was not “savior-esque” with national championships and Heisman Trophies and multiple bowl wins, but in a way, it was still the boost Washington needed.

ESPN Stats:

  • 3-9  freshman record, while missing one game
  • 0-4 sophomore record, missed 8 games due to a broken thumb
  • 5-7  junior record, missed no games
  • 6-5 senior record, missed 1 game

He’s not the tradional “winner” like Time Tebow, Colt McCoy or Andy Dalton. However, he was easily on the worst team out of these players every year. Let’s look a little closer at his JR and SR seasons.

JR Season highlights:

  • 321 yards passing in week 1 vs LSU
  • 231 yards passing and a win vs USC (helped by new HC being Steve Sarkisian, well come back to that)
  • 8 games with over 230 yards passing
  • 5 games of over 10 carries
  • topped 60% completion 4 times
  • 21 TD, 11 INT

A game that shows his capability to close his JR season– vs California:

  •  19/23 for 248 yards passing, 3 TD and 0 INTs
  • 14 carries, 77 yards and 2 TDs rushing

Now, let’s not get too into Jake Locker vs whoever because it really is a team sport, but Locker is the subject to study so we’ll have to look at his individual stats. I just want you to keep in mind that Locker was not on great teams.

SR Season highlights:

  • 6 games of over 225 yards passing
  • won vs USC 32-31 while rushing for over 100 yards
  • 11 or more rush attempts in 6 games
  • topped 60% completion 6 times
  • 17 TD, 9 INT

As SR, won Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl vs Nebraska

  • 5/16 passing, 56 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs
  • 13 carries, 83 yards, 1 TD

Career Stats :

  •  7,639 yards passing, 53 TDs, 35 INT
  • 53.6% completion rate
  • no season of  60% completion
  • 29 Rush TD
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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

      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.


        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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