2011 NFL Draft: Is It Time To Stop Apologizing for Jake Locker?

January 30, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

He has nobody to throw to.
He has no time to scan the field.
He's still has so much room to improve.
There are hundreds of similar excuses for why Washington QB Jake Locker has so far been unable to capitalize on his incredible promise.
Over the last season draft analysts, announcers and college football fans across the nation have raked their brains trying to find ways to continuously defend the strong-armed signal caller who was once regarded as the number one prospect in the nation.
Amidst all the clamor to stick up for the senior, there is one lines of thinking that hasn't gotten enough attention: maybe he just isn't as good as everybody thought.
Sure, Jake Locker has tremendous tools. He has a strong arm, an NFL body, unquestioned leadership skills and tremendous mobility. But the NFL has proved year after year that it is not a league in which tools are enough for success.
Still, there is something about Locker that makes everybody ...

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