Blue 88: Locker right to do all Combine drills

Feb 16, 2011, 11:48 AM | Updated: Apr 4, 2011, 7:52 pm

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While some quarterback prospects shy away from certain drills at the NFL Scouting Combine, former Washington quarterback Jake Locker told the National Football Post on Tuesday that he intends to do it all.

In Wednesday’s Blue 88, Brock Huard said he thinks that’s a good idea:

“He’s training, he’s down with (former NFL QB) Ken O’Brien as you heard Warren Moon tell us yesterday, he’s down in Southern California working on the fundamentals and the techniques. He’s training as well for the 40 (yard dash) and the broad jump and the vertical and the three-cone drill and everything they’re going to ask him to do. I would think this is going to be a strength of Jake Locker’s – to go in there physically and show them that the measurables are off the charts. I think in nearly every one of those competitions he will be at the top when you look at the 40-yard times, the top vertical, the top broad jump, the top agility. You’re going to see Jake Locker right near the top if not the best of that whole quarterback crew. So I think it’s in his best interest to perform everything physically and throw on top of that.

“He did a week of throwing at the Senior Bowl – some of the accuracy was questioned. Go in and throw. It’s going to be much less, maybe 30, 40, 50 passes in total. It’s the right decision to go in and do everything.

“One last caveat if I were advising Jake Locker: I would tell him, ‘don’t go in and be Brady Quinn.’ They don’t want to see a bodybuilder. One of the knocks on Brady Quinn, I think why he fell somewhat in that draft, he looked stiff. His throwing motion I think diminished to a degree by adding so much bulk and and size. Jake fights that anyway. I wouldn’t want to go in there and think that I’ve got to look like Adonis. Go in there and look like a quarterback and sling the ball around.”

Brock also gave his take on NFL Hall of Famers publicly weighing in on the labor negotiations and whether he thinks Peyton Manning or Michael Vick are upset with being slapped with the franchise tag. You can listen to Blue 88 here.


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