Breaking down Locker’s TD pass in the Apple Cup

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From my perspective, Jake Locker is a QB that has a second round grade. Played in a pro system at Washington, has athletic ability (4.52 40 time) and can make the necessary throws in an NFL playbook. Inconsistencies? Sure, you can see that on tape, and as I watched down in Mobile at the Senior Bowl, a QB that will struggle at times with ball placement plus his footwork in and out of the pocket.

However, a prospect that is attractive from a developmental standpoint once he is in camp and working with pro coaching. There is upside here.

For today, let’s look at the former Washington QB on video and break down the throw he made (9 route) vs. Cover 4 (quarters) in the 2010 Apple Cup to beat Washington State. A scheme (“pump-seam”) that you will see on tape at the NFL level.