Locker will get his day this weekend

Published on February 24, 2011 by     Seahawk Fanatic

Saturday is show time for University of Washington quarterback Jake Locker. That’s when he’ll get to take the field at Lucas Oil Stadium and attempt to make NFL scouts forget about all the errant passes he threw a month ago at the Senior Bowl.

While Auburn quarterback Cam Newton remains the star attraction at this week’s scouting combine, Locker will garner more than his share of attention, and certainly has the most at stake among the small contingent of players from the state of Washington.

While several draft analysts dropped Locker down to the second round after his uneven performance during the Senior Bowl, his stock appears to be on the rise again, with several mock drafts penciling him at No. 25, staying home and playing for the Seattle Seahawks.

And that makes some sense. Seattle coach Pete Carroll probably knows Locker better than any coach in the NFL because he faced him while serving as coach at USC, and his good friend and former offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian coached him for two years while Locker was with the Huskies.

The Seahawks are looking for a quarterback to develop for the future, while still determining whether to offer starting quarterback Matt Hasselbeck a contract extension to remain with the team, along with reserve quarterback Charlie Whitehurst. That means Locker would not have to play right away.

Here’s what Carroll had to say about Locker last month.

“I’ve always said Jake is a great, competitive football player,” Carroll said. “I thought he was one of the best guys I ever saw come into the Pac-10 at the time. There’s a lot of work to be done.

“I think he’s going to give anybody a really good football player. I don’t know where he fits or any of that kind of stuff right now, it’s way too early to say that, but I’m just really going off what I felt competing against him in college. He’s a very exciting football player – exciting kid, too.”

The state participants:

Reid Forrest, kicker, Washington State: A Ray Guy semifinalist, Forrest averaged 45.7 yards a punt during his senior season, including a career-long 84-yarder.

Mason Foster, linebacker, Washington: Turned some heads at the Senior Bowl in January with his consistent play. Foster could wind up a surprise third-round selection like his former UW teammate Donald Bulter (San Diego) last season.

Taiwan Jones, running back, Eastern Washington: Helped the Eagles to the Football Championship Subdivision championship, but did not play in the final two games after suffering a broken left foot in the quarterfinals. Jones will not participate in workouts this week, but plans to test during a pro day in California on March 31. Rushed for 1,742 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2010, and averaged an impressive 7.9 yards per carry during his college career

Alex Linnenkohl, center, Oregon State: A three-year starter for the Beavers, the Capital High of Olympia graduate has to prove he’s stout and athletic enough to man the middle at 6-foot-2, 300 pounds.

Jake Locker, quarterback, Washington: Locker needs to show skeptics that he can be accurate throwing the ball in the pocket.

Caleb Schlauderaff, offensive guard, Utah: The Shelton High graduate was named a third-team All-American this season by the Associated Press, and plays with a nasty disposition. Schlauderaff needs to show he’s a good enough athlete to play at the next level.

Nate Williams, strong safety, Washington: The Kennedy High graduate could be an in-the-box safety at the next level, but has to show that he has enough speed to cover the talented receivers at the next level, and also be a special teams contributor.

Zack Williams, offensive lineman, Washington State: Earned the Mike Utley Award as the Cougars’ top offensive lineman, and earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (0)




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

20120730_seahawks_0099

A third-round pick as the starting Quarterback? The training camp decision that changed everything

When Russell Wilson showed up at rookie minicamp in May of 2012, he was impressive enough that, after ...
_dsc4504

Keenan Lambert looking to be bigger than little brother to Kam Chancellor

There was a time not too long ago when Keenan Lambert went out of his way to avoid ...
cst_3w4c0158

Nine Things We Learned From Coach Pete Carroll At Seahawks Minicamp

Key takeaways from Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll's post-minicamp press conference on Thursday, June 18 at Renton's Virginia ...
150526-sherman

10 Things We Learned From Day 1 Of Seahawks OTAs

Key takeaways from Day 1 of Seattle's Organized Team Activities. The Seahawks held their first set of Organized Team ...
Seahawks  Russell Wilson Show Support During Cliff Avril  Jimmy Graham Losses   Seattle Seahawks.jp

Seahawks, Russell Wilson Show Support During Cliff Avril, Jimmy Graham Losses

The trio was tending to personal matters during Tuesday's voluntary workouts. Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril, tight end Jimmy ...
i

Seattle Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin says he’ll be playing for Atlanta Falcons in 2016

Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin says he will be playing for the Atlanta Falcons in 2016."I'm going ...
470910296

Baldwin: Lynch will be more devastating with Graham

When the Seattle Seahawks traded for tight end Jimmy Graham, it marked a bold move that imported a ...
9EluR.AuSt.5

Tyler Lockett was star of Seahawks’ rookie minicamp

Sure, it’s only May. But there was a star shining as brightly as the brilliant Northwest sun in ...

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

lat-noise-wre0011368363-20130915

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz