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Jake Locker Posts Fast 40 Yard Time at NFL Combine

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Of most interest to local fans may be the fact that former Huskies quarterback Jake Locker ran a 4.59 40-yard dash, the third-fastest time among quarterbacks at the combine. Tyrod Taylor (4.51) and Colin Kaepernick (4.53) were the only quarterbacks to run it faster.

Locker also posted the top 20-yard shuttle time and best broad jump among quarterbacks.

– Rob Rang of writes that Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett was the most impressive of any quarterback during Sunday’s throwing session. But Rang also liked what he saw out of Locker.

Both are of likely interest to the Seattle Seahawks, who need to address their quarterback situation this offseason.

From Rang:

Washington’s Jake Locker also enjoyed a strong performance. As I’ve said on numerous occasions in the past, Locker is as frustrating to scout as any quarterback I’ve ever known. He struggled early on with his accuracy some of the simpler throws — including the throws over the middle to receivers during the gauntlet drill and the curl routes early in his throwing session.

As the session continued, however, Locker got hot, nailing the deep ball and the post-corner — generally considered the most difficult throw quarterbacks are asked to make here. These two routes require a combination of arm strength, touch and, of course, accuracy.

– Eric Williams of the News Tribune also reports that Locker had a good day, though Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton did not.

From Williams:

Locker showed that he could make all the throws. But what impressed me is that he made the most difficult throws in my opinion — 15-yard out routes and 30-yard post corners – look easy. He put all of those throws on the money during the throwing session.


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