Bucky Brooks says Locker impressive, but still a ‘project’

Published on March 30, 2011 by     Seahawk Fanatic

There’s no shortage of opinions on what type of NFL quarterback Jake Locker will ultimately be, and perhaps not much of a consensus, either. As Bucky Brooks has pointed out, whether Locker has the potential to be a franchise player is one of the internal debates among NFL teams.

NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi got a first-hand look at Locker at Washington’s pro day on Wednesday and left with the same impression he had when he arrived. Locker was accurate and impressive, but ultimately the game tape doesn’t lie.

“I think he’s a project,” Lombardi said. ”I think he’s a potential starter. I don’t think you can believe, if you draft Locker, that he can be the guy to come in and turn your franchise around next year. It’s going to take time, and you must have the patience to handle the project to get him to where he is a pro quarterback.”

The “project” label has never been too far removed from Locker. Lombardi wouldn’t take Locker before the third round, a sentiment echoed by Charlie Casserly. In fact, Lombardi would be “shocked” if Locker was a top-10 pick. Draft analyst Mike Mayock, who has Locker  rated as the No. 2 QB in the draft and No. 20 overall on his big board, even calls him “a little bit of a project.”

Here’s a note that might be something or might be nothing: Lombardi observed the lack of decision makers on hand to watch Locker, noticeable given that such workouts usually draw a crowd for likely top-10 quarterbacks. The only head coach among a large contingent of scouts was Pete Carroll of the Seahawks. Interesting, given that Pat Kirwan has the Seahawks taking Locker in the first round at No. 25 overall in his latest mock draft.

via NFL.com Blogs » Blog Archive Lombardi: Locker impressive, but still a ‘project’ «.

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

141219irvin660

Six ways the Seahawks can clinch a playoff spot in Week 16

A look at the six scenarios that would allow the Seahawks to clinch a postseason berth this weekend. Earlier ...
141214-thomas-660

Seahawks use second-half adjustments to dispatch 49ers

After trailing at the half, the Seahawks came out determined to alter their fate and did just that ...
141208chancellor660

Pete Carroll on the Seahawks’ defense: ‘It’s the guys playing it’

After the statement made by the Seahawks’ defense in Sunday’s suffocating performance against what had been a prolific ...
141203hawkville660

Seahawks take ‘Honors R Us’ approach when it comes to awards

Just as Kam Chancellor did after being named NFC Defensive Player of the Week following the Seahawks’ victory ...
10Szvx.AuSt.5

Pete Carroll’s relationship with Seahawks owner Paul Allen “really couldn’t be better”

Pete Carroll apparently doesn’t have the same “recessive gene” Jim Harbaugh has. You may have heard about 49ers chief ...
123456

Seahawks’ defense more dominant the last two games than it was last season

Suddenly, the Seattle Seahawks have gone from meandering to monstrous again. So what’s changed? How has a defense that ...
141128lynch600

Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson have Seahawks’ offense running in the right direction

On a night when the Seahawks’ defense was the big story in a 19-3 victory over the San ...
141124wagner660

Bobby Wagner goes from not playing for five games to playing all but one play vs Cardinals

After missing five games with a toe injury, Bobby Wagner was back at middle linebacker for Sunday’s win ...

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