Jake Locker vs. Andrew Luck

May 28, 2010, 3:58 PM | Updated: Apr 4, 2011, 7:52 pm

Scout.com recently posted an article that ranked who they thought were the top 10 college QB’s. This sparked today’s conversation of University of Washington’s Jake Locker vs. Stanford’s Andrew Luck. Both have great talent, and there seems to be an even divide about who should be ranked above the other. We had a few people join the show today to give their thoughts on who they would pick.

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University of Washington assistant strength coach, Marques Tuiasosopo, feels that Locker has quite a few strengths that would help him succeed at the next level:

I think his greatest ability is to make something out of nothing. How many times would most quarterbacks get sacked, but Jake has been able to get around the edge, either make a 1st down or a big play and score a TD. Singular, maybe one play against Arizona should have gotten sacked most QB will ends up being a 56 yard TD. Everyone can’t do that and everyone doesn’t have that ability.

Tuiasosopo also realizes that Locker does have some things he could work on to improve his game even more:

Just continue to get better; just evolve in the passing game. Be able to handle of the information he needs to handle, and just continue to get better at the little things. He is definitely not a finished product, and I think that is a plus for him, with all the big plays he makes. Just to get better at the little things and I think at given the right opportunity can be a great quarterback.

Marques Tuiasosopo really feels like Jake can not only make it at the next level, but excel in it.

Hear more from Marques, listen to the full interview here,

On the other end we have ESPN/ABC’s David Norrie who thinks that Andrew Luck is by far the best quarterback not just compared to Locker:

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I thought he was hands down the best NFL prospect at quarterback in the country. Guys like Bradford and McCoy and Tebow I just don’t see them making being able to make the throws, all the throw that Andrew Luck can make. I think Andrew Luck is one of those once in every 6 or 7 year quarterback.

Norrie recognizes though, that both players are excellent quarterbacks, and it was hard to choice, but when comparing the two, he had to go with Luck:

I think they both have very good releases. I don’t see any chinks in the armor in terms of their terms of their delivery. You know their a little bit different delivery, but Jake Locker is such a great athlete. I love quarterbacks that are athletes who can throw ball like a shortstop were they can throw it from different angles and different platforms. Because, as you know Brock you can’t always get the ball off of the pocket with the same delivery.

Overall David Norrie believes that Andrew Luck is the better quarterback, to hear more reasons why, listen to the full interview:

Both Jake Locker and Andrew Luck are great quarterbacks that are well regarded around the league, and it will definitely be an interesting 2011 NFL Draft.
Here is the article from scout.com

http://cfn.scout.com/2/972806.html

If you would like to check out more comparisons between Jake Locker and Andrew Luck, or see some 2011 mock NFL Drafts, try some of these sites:
Sports Illustrated 2011 Mock Draft
Mel Kiper’s 2011 Mock Draft

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