Clayton: ‘Growing consensus’ that Locker will fall to second round

Feb 25, 2011, 5:59 PM | Updated: Apr 4, 2011, 7:54 pm


Jake Locker listens to a question during his combine interview on Friday. (AP) staff

ESPN’s John Clayton said Friday that the buzz around the NFL scouting combine is that former Washington quarterback Jake Locker will fall to the second round.

“I get the feeling, and I know there seems to be some growing consensus that there might be Locker in the second round for sure now,” Clayton said on the Calabro show.

Clayton has contended that Locker would be a first-round pick, but now says concerns over Locker’s accuracy could be enough to drop him to the second round. Locker completed 55.4 percent of his passes last year, slightly above his career 54 percent completion rate.

The Seahawks own the 25th pick in both the first and second rounds.

“I get the feeling that maybe in the eyes of the Seahawks and other teams – and again, it’s still the beginning of the process right here – that they may look at (Christian) Ponder, they make look at (Andy) Dalton maybe a little bit more than Locker because of his 55 percent accuracy.”

Locker will do everything except lift this weekend at the combine.

You can listen to John Clayton’s Cold Hard Facts here and you can watch video of Locker’s interview on the league’s website.

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