NFL Draft 2011: Coming Full Circle on Jake Locker

March 23, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After the 2009 season, I was convinced that Jake Locker was the best quarterback in college and worthy of the number one pick overall or at least a top ten pick. The comparisons to Steve Young were out there. I did not think there was a way that he could significantly hurt his stock during the 2010 season.
Wow, was I wrong.
Instead of improving in 2010, his completion percentage dropped from 58.2 percent in 2009 to 55.4. He also threw for less yards and the Washington Huskies team did not make the leap that many thought that it would under Locker's senior leadership.
As a San Francisco 49er fan, I did not want Locker in the first round. I wasn't even sure if I wanted him in the second round.
I questioned how he could not improve his mechanics under Steve Sarkisian. If Sarkisian could not fix Jake Locker, then how could an NFL QB coach? Even the 49ers with Jim Harbaugh could probably not make him a top notch quarterback, right?
Then came the NFL combine.

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