Jake Locker's pro day has been getting a lot of attention from a bunch of NFL teams -- perhaps including the Rams? Not that we need a quarterback this year, but Locker's suddenly rising draft stock could mean big things for the top of the draft. Most notably, pick #10, held by Washington.
Spoke to scouts/GM types last night on Locker. Interesting: 1 said he's as accurate on run as anyone. Below average accuracy from pocket... That's where the Redskins/Locker match comes in -- Easy to envision him running those Shanahan-trademark bootlegs off outside zone runs.
Which direction the Redskins go will be one of the biggest wildcards in the draft. Our Bloguin brethren at Hogs Haven offer an obvious breakdown of needs that notably does not include wide receiver:
Though the Shanahans and Allens tend to be rather secretive about their draft plans, they have never been particularly secretive about their needs. To make Jim Haslett's defense work, they need a complementary pass rusher. To make Kyle Shanahan's offense work, he needs a quarterback.
Of course, the Vikings at pick #12 are also deeply in need at the quarterback position, and their new offensive coordinator, Bill Musgrave, is a Shanahan disciple. Suddenly, it becomes potentially very dangerous for the Redskins to consider trading down... And scenarios open up where Julio Jones falls into the Rams' laps.
After the break, see videos of Locker's performance -- and WLB Mason Foster's performance as well -- at the University of Washington pro day.