Keeps head up out of pocket; passer first - runner second
Displays good timing
Productive; won despite poor supporting cast
One year in West Coast offense
Shown improvement and ability to learn NFL scheme
A lot of upside
Good work ethic
Natural feel for the position
Will miss open receivers; limited field vision
Lacks a lot of polish
Inconsistent spiral on ball
Tendency to lock onto primary receiver
Sometimes forces throws
Hesitates/gets anxious in pocket
Occasionally indecisive with ball
Needs more experience learning before handed starting job in NFL
Summary: If Jimmy Clausen wasn't in this draft and I needed a quarterback, I wouldn't hesitate to take Jake Locker No. 1 overall. Locker could very well go No. 1 this year even with Clausen, but we�ll see. He is a highly unpolished prospect, but has shown the potential and intangibles to warrant a team believing he can develop. He will be a top-five pick. Don't be shocked if Al Davis or Daniel Snyder trades the farm for him.
Player Comparison: Jake Plummer. Plummer was a highly mobile quarterback with a similar build to Locker. Plummer was also an inconsistent decision-maker. But Locker isn't the gunslinger Plummer was.
Out of sheer boredom and the upcoming NBA draft has gotten me itching to make a new mock draft. Of course the NFL draft is a whole lot less predictable than the NBA draft, but also provides more success stories than the NBA draft. Again, I used schedules to determine each team's records and if you get upset with me just remember it's June and a whole lot can change by next April.