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Posted Sept. 14, 2010

Washington vs. Syracuse (

Washington
10 QB Jake Locker


Syracuse
70 C Ryan Bartholomew


Ryan Bartholomew

1st - 14:53 - Shows mediocre agility, athleticism, range here on pull

Shows good strength and ability to anchor

1st - 7:29 - Bends at waist too much in pass pro


Jake Locker

1st - 11:52 - Delivers strike to WR on out pattern ... exhibits strong arm here

1st - 10:18 - Ball slightly behind WR on slant, incomplete

1st - ??? - 3rd & 11 - Great job escaping pressure and getting off throw

1st - ??? - Inaccurate pass - too high to open WR

2nd - 12:39 - Shows nice arm strength on this pass

2nd - 10:13 - Accurate throw in stride of receiver on crossing route 3rd & 6 for 1st down

2nd 9:45 - Blitzed and unable to step into throw - floater to WR on fade route - incomplete ... good job getting throw off and not taking sack ... willing to take a hit here but didn't get hit

2nd - 8:22 - Smart play to throw away pass with no receivers open esp. on 1st & G

2nd - 5:34 - Comfortable throwing on run here ... smooth

3rd - 12:07 - Double slant is covered and Locker makes good decision to step up in pocket and not throw ... Shows nice awareness of line of scrimmage and avoids penalty when throwing to receiver in seam ... ball slightly behind WR / incomplete (penalty negates play)

3rd - 11:25 - (3rd and 6) receivers well covered here ... RB checkdown is covered ... Locker makes great decision to eat football and run for first down - unfortunately is tackled, but this is better than forcing a throw. Underrated play

3rd - 2:49 - (3rd & 14) Outstanding throw. Locker gets the ball just enough over the LB but not too high so WR can make a play. Clutch throw on 3rd and long ... uses eyes and pumps to freeze safety ...

4th - 6:41 - (1st & 10 on own 15) ... 5 step drop, correctly reads Cover 2 defense ... excellent throw to slot WR on skinny post ... Very good arm strength here on a rope ... touchdown pass

Summary: Excellent game from Jake Locker. He is a lot better QB when his receivers catch the football (or he is perceived as one by those who read boxscores). Locker is a VERY good decision maker, he has a strong arm, and there is simply not much you can dislike about him as a QB prospect. I finished this game after I watched Andrew Luck vs. UCLA, and no doubt in my mind that Locker is a better talent and QB prospect.






NFL Draft: Scout's Notebook Entries:

NFL Draft: Scout's Notebook Week 9
Andrew Luck vs. Jake Locker - 11/4

NFL Draft: Scout's Notebook Week 7
Texas vs. Nebraska - 10/20

NFL Draft: Scout's Notebook Week 5
Alabama vs. Florida - 10/8
Miami vs. Clemson - 10/7
Jake Locker vs. USC - 10/6
Mikel Leshoure vs. Ohio State - 10/6

NFL Draft: Scout's Notebook Week 4
Oregon State vs. Boise State - 9/29
Notre Dame vs. Stanford - 9/28
Alabama vs. Arkansas - 9/27
Miami vs. Pittsburgh - 9/25

NFL Draft: Scout's Notebook Week 3
Iowa vs. Arizona - 9/23
Florida State vs. BYU - 9/22
Arizona State vs. Wisconsin - 9/22
Washington vs. Nebraska - 9/21
Stanford vs. Wake Forest - 9/21
Arkansas vs. Georgia - 9/20
California vs. Nevada - 9/18

NFL Draft: Scout's Notebook Week 2
Iowa vs. Iowa State - 9/18
Alabama vs. Penn State - 9/16
Stanford vs. UCLA - 9/14
Washington vs. Syracuse - 9/14
Ohio State vs. Miami - 9/14
Auburn vs. Mississippi State - 9/11
Temple vs. Central Michigan - 9/11

NFL Draft: Scout's Notebook Week 1
Lawrence Guy vs. Portland State - 9/10
Jake Locker vs. BYU - 9/9
LSU vs. North Carolina - 9/9
Ohio State vs. Marshall - 9/7
Oregon State vs. TCU - 9/6
Adrian Clayborn vs. Eastern Illinois - 9/6
Florida State vs. Samford - 9/6
USC vs. Hawaii - 9/5
Pittsburgh vs. Utah - 9/5
Ryan Mallett vs. East Carolina - 7/23
Andrew Luck vs. Notre Dame - 7/22
2010 National Championship - 7/18
Arkansas vs. LSU - 7/18
Penn State vs. LSU - 7/18
Matt Reynolds vs. Oklahoma - 7/18
Nebraska vs. Texas - 7/18
Penn State vs. Michigan State - 7/18
Texas vs. Oklahoma - 7/18
Oklahoma vs. BYU - 7/18
Wisconsin - 7/18
Ohio State vs. Oregon - 7/18
Wisconsin vs. Purdue - 7/18
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