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Mayock: Locker struggles to throw from the pocket

Jake Locker

As Silva pointed out this morning, there are a lot of differing opinions on Washington quarterback Jake Locker.

Mike Mayock joined Florio on Friday’s PFT Live and explained the good and the bad when it comes to Locker.  He sees Locker as a top-15 talent that is as good as any quarterback prospect he’s seen when he’s outside the pocket.

Unfortunately, you have to play the NFL game inside the pocket quite a bit.  That’s where things get a little more complicated.

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17 Responses to “Mayock: Locker struggles to throw from the pocket”
  1. cardiovascularendurance says: Jan 28, 2011 4:32 PM

    This guy’s failures will begin right after Goodell proclaims, “And with the 10th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins select Jake Locker.”

  2. draftking says: Jan 28, 2011 4:34 PM

    Locker ceased to be a viable NFL first-round prospect, in my estimation, after he was exposed against Nebraska in the 4-for-20 game.

  3. jordiway90 says: Jan 28, 2011 4:45 PM

    There will only be one decent Qb from this draft class… Ryan Mallett

  4. ttommytom says: Jan 28, 2011 4:50 PM

    Locker is perfect for the CFL.

  5. hooterdawg says: Jan 28, 2011 4:52 PM

    IIRC, Clausen was rated as the most NFL ready QB in the 2010 draft because ND ran a prostyle offense under Weis. Bradford came from a spread. Clausen dropped to the 2nd round, and didn’t perform very well as a starter. Even his all-pro WR Steve Smith had issues with Clausen, who was considered more accurate than Locker entering the 2010 draft. Many thought the Panthers got a steal when Clausen landed in their lap in the 2nd round, but the Panthers are still looking for a reliable franchise QB. Locker has potential bust written all over him at the NFL level.

  6. cardiovascularendurance says: Jan 28, 2011 4:57 PM

    jordi- I’m not so sure there’s going to be any. If I had to put my money on someone, it’d be Gibbert, even though he has a dumb name.

  7. hobartbaker says: Jan 28, 2011 4:57 PM

    The plan for Locker at the NFL level is for him to take the snap from one of the wide receivers to ensure he doesn’t get trapped inside the pocket.

  8. FinFan68 says: Jan 28, 2011 5:52 PM

    I like Mayock as an analyst and game commentator. He is not always right but comes close and he does admit when he gets one wrong (Chris Johnson). He is head and shoulders above the rest of the talking heads on NFLN and ESPN.

  9. mrklutch says: Jan 28, 2011 6:28 PM

    I’m not really sold on any of the QBs this year except for Kaepernick if he can operate under the center. Locker should have came out last year so no one would would see his flaws. Why everyone is so high on Gabbert is beyond me. I just don’t see it…then again, I am sitting behind the computer, wishing I was one of them…-heavy sigh-

  10. marcsasharc says: Jan 28, 2011 6:45 PM

    Jake Locker really is a boom or bust QB. he could be the next Jake Plummer/ right handed Steve Young (extreme comparison i know) or he could be a guy that is a career back up. he has the physical tools, he just needs to be coached up. he could be 1 heck of a steal if he lasts to round 2 and gets picked up by a team like New England, Indianapolis or San Francisco.

  11. granadafan says: Jan 28, 2011 7:03 PM

    “hooterdawg says:
    Jan 28, 2011 4:52 PM
    IIRC, Clausen was rated as the most NFL ready QB in the 2010 draft because ND ran a prostyle offense under Weis. Bradford came from a spread. ”
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    Hooter, I don’t know if that analogy is very good. Alex Smith came from a gimmick Urban Meyer spread offense and Aaron Rodgers came from a pro style offense at CAL. Guess which one did better. Also, why is it that no Texas Tech QB with their uber spread made it to the NFL?

  12. brasho says: Jan 28, 2011 8:03 PM

    rdiovascularendurance says:
    Jan 28, 2011 4:57 PM
    jordi- I’m not so sure there’s going to be any. If I had to put my money on someone, it’d be Gibbert, even though he has a dumb name.

    +++++++++++++++

    It’s even dumber when you don’t know what it is… it’s”GABBERT”

    Locker can’t throw from the pocket, tell us something that have watched him play that we don’t know. is the sky still blue, the grass is green, will Antonio Cromartie ever learn the names of all of his kids?

  13. jstrizzle says: Jan 28, 2011 8:16 PM

    In my opinion (as useless as it is), Mike Mayock needs much much more exposure. This dude is great. Made me switch from ESPN to NFL Network for my draft coverage.

    Also, he does Vikings pre-season games and is great. Got a chance to hear him do the Seattle/New Orleans game and he was even better. This dude does his homework.

  14. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Jan 28, 2011 8:18 PM

    So inability to do one of the most important things at your position + woeful stats against the sub-par Pac 10 – any leadership qualities = 1st round pick???? That’s “draft expert” math for you!

  15. broncfanor says: Jan 28, 2011 9:16 PM

    ANYONE who uses what these idiot talking heads say to judge talent and ability of players should have their head examined.

    These guys don’t know ANY MORE than you do.

    Think about it. These are the same morons who loved Jamarcus Russel, Ryan Leaf, Matt Leinart and then projected guys like Terrell Davis and Tom Brady to be late round picks.

    All they do is run their mouths and then hope they are right.

    I don’t like Locker but I like the talking heads even less.

  16. phoenix727 says: Jan 28, 2011 11:58 PM

    Can’t wait for Miami to make Locker another failed attempt as a replacement for Marino.

    I’m sure Steven Ross will try to make up for it by bringing in the cast of the Jersey shore as part owners.

    Don Shula were art thou?

  17. tatum064 says: Jan 29, 2011 6:47 AM

    “All they do is run their mouths and then hope they are right.”
    =============================
    Not really. Had Locker gone out, he couldve very well been the first QB selected in 2009. Had Leinart come out, he couldve been one of the first selected in 2005.

    Some make it, some dont. They dont “run their mouths” they look at game tape, judge what teams are looking for, scout the measurables…but they cant always get the “intangibles”. Desire, work ethic, football IQ, etc. And it also depends on the team that drafts them, how far their o-line is, what scheme they run…many variables. A lot of guys dont even get drafted, then come out as great players – case in point; James Starks.

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