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Locker: 'It would be awesome' to be a Seahawk

Posted on: November 30, 2010 11:58 am
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Posted by Will Brinson

At one point, Jake Locker was like the greatest prospect to ever enter college and a surefire No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Since then, his draft stock has done a very impressive "Brady Quinn in the green room" impersonation, but, hey, having three games with more than 20 attempts and less than 75 yards passing in your senior season will do that to you.

Still, he's the top senior quarterback in the draft and, according to our NFL Draft Scout friend Chad Reuter, somewhere in a mishmash of Cam Newton and Ryan Mallett after Andrew Luck on the boards, which means he's probably a late first-round pick, depending on what teams land there. And if one of those teams happens to be the QB-needy Seattle Seahawks, well, Locker won't be totally not-stoked to play under Pete Carroll.

"I think it would be awesome," Locker said Monday when asked on 710 ESPN Seattle (via Mocking the Draft) if he'd like to play for the Seahawks. "I would have no opposition to that at all."

This is for two reasons. One, Locker would get to play in Washington for high school, college and the pros, something that's obscenely rare for NFL'ers (Julius Peppers, until jumping to the Bears, is the only one that jumps to mind, though it was pointed out on Twitter Mark Tauscher also did it with the Packers in Wisconsin).

And two, it would probably mean that he won't plummet to the second round after previously being considered such a stone-cold lock for the top spot in the draft. Unless he totally eggs the Combine, etc., in which case he could end up in a Jimmy Clausen situation where he falls just far enough for a QB-needy team to swoop him up early in the second or something.

But the point is this: Jake Locker wouldn't mind playing in Seattle. His only problem is hoping that Seattle does well enough this year in order to avoid a top-20 pick, otherwise he'll just be considered a reach.

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Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2010 3:50 pm
 

Locker: 'It would be awesome' to be a Seahawk

Having recently lived in the Seattle area for 12 years, I can tell you, it's neither awesome to be a Seahawk, or a Seahawk Fan.



Since: Jun 9, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2010 1:39 pm
 

Locker: 'It would be awesome' to be a Seahawk

In spite of Jake's obvious weaknesses (a lot of them from being in a weak program for most of his time at UW), he has a lot of NFL QB tools and is obviously a character guy; I just hope he ends up in a great system with a good oline and that he can be brought on board gradually.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2010 12:39 pm
 

Locker: 'It would be awesome' to be a Seahawk

It would have been more awesome to come out when you actually had value in the draft. I'm not saying money is everything, but this kid might have cost himself $40 to $50 million. He was rumored to go first overall last year. Bradford went first and got $50 million in guaranteed money.



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2010 12:38 pm
 

Locker: 'It would be awesome' to be a Seahawk

Honestly...I wouldn't be overly surprised if he falls far enough for the 'Hawks to get him in the second if they so chose.  It's pretty likely Mallett and Newton will go first (and Andrew Luck is #1 overall if he declares).



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2010 12:30 pm
 

Locker: 'It would be awesome' to be a Seahawk


Kevin Huber, current punter for the Cincinnati Bengals, went to a Cincinnati high school (McNicholas) and the University of Cincinnati before getting drafted by the Bengals. Never had to leave the city, much less the state...


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